Police: 3 kids left at home unattended while mother went to doctor's appointment

Police: 3 kids left at home unattended while mother went to doctor's appointment
Nausicaa Williams, 21, was arrested on charges of three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. (Source: McCracken County Jail)

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - According to Paducah, Ky. police, a woman was arrested for leaving her three children under the age of five unattended at home while she left for a doctor's appointment.

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Nausicaa Williams, 21, was arrested on charges of three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Police received a call on July 12 that twin infants had allegedly been left alone in an apartment on McGuire Ave.

An officer responded and heard faint crying but no one came to the door. He found the door was unlocked.

The officer announced himself but no one answered. He entered the apartment and found twin infants in a crib wearing only urine-soaked diapers.

The officer found out another child was gone. It was learned that the child left the apartment in a nightgown and got on a church bus. The driver had taken the young child to the Salvation Army building.

The officer later found the mother who said she went to a doctor's appointment and had asked two others to look in on the children, but the children were alone when she left the apartment.

Williams was booked into the McCracken County Jail. The children were released to relatives.