New Port Richey, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Crystal Rusaw, a 24-year-old New Port Richey woman was jailed Saturday after she allegedly left her 3 small children at home alone to have sex with a neighbor.
The children (ages 10 months, 3 and 4) were later found crossing a busy highway without any supervision.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, an investigation was launched when a witness spotted the children crossing a four-lane road around 5:00 a.m. The oldest child was carrying the youngest child across the road. The baby was wearing only a urine-soaked diaper.
The witness pulled the children out of the road and called 911.
Deputies tracked down the mother of the children, identified as Rusaw and questioned her about her whereabouts and why the children were left unattended.
Rusaw stated that she had left her children at home alone so she could go have sex with a neighbor. She went on to say that she "accidentally" fell asleep. Police estimated that the children were alone for about 4 hours, in a residence where there are 32 registered sex offenders within a mile radius.
Rusaw's boyfriend stated that he had been out of town for the week and didn't know about the incident until he returned (instant karma).
Rusaw was booked into jail and charged with child neglect. She was released after posting bond. The children are now in the care of relatives.
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