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Mother Charged For Leaving Child Home Alone

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The woman accused of leaving her daughter home alone so she could head to the bar is now charged with child abuse.

Sarah Ashley was arrested for leaving her 6 year old home alone in the Arbors of Traverse Apartment Complex while she went to a brewery.

Ashley was charged with fourth degree child abuse for what prosecutors say was reckless behavior.

A judge could sentence Ashley to up to one year in jail.  

She was also charged with driving home from the brewery drunk.