Babysitter arrested after losing child

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 9:36am

Bpssoer City detectives have arrested Precious Ruth Rhodes, 20,  who left her 3-year old niece unsupervised.

Rhodes was supposed to be watching the child at her house in the 2100 block of South Riverwood Circle when she fell asleep. The child left the residence and wandered to nearby Plantation Park Elementary School where she was met by staff who contacted police at approximately 8:15 a.m. Officers arrived and were unable to identify the child or find out where she lived, so they took her to the police station and contacted Child Protective Services who took custody of the girl.

At approximately 12:40 p.m. police received a call from Rhodes reporting the child missing. An investigation found Rhodes’ brother dropped the girl off at Rhodes’ home this morning to baby sit the child. Police learned the girl who showed up at Plantation Park Elementary School was Rhodes niece.

Detectives booked Rhodes into the Bossier City Jail on a child desertion charge and for having an outstanding warrant from the Shreveport Police Department.

The child remains in the custody of Child Protective Services pending a hearing.


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