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Reading Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids Home Alone With Loaded Gun, Drugs

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READING, Pa. (AP) — Police are searching for a woman who stands accused of leaving three children alone in an apartment near a loaded gun and drugs.

Reading police found the children on Tuesday when they raided a suspected drug house after getting complaints from neighbors.

They were looking for 34-year-old Jessica Torres. She remains at large.

Investigators say in the bedroom, they found a large amount of cocaine and a loaded pistol with an obliterated serial number. That’s where they also found three unattended children between 8 months and 6 years old.

Police say the gun was under a mattress where two kids were sleeping.

The children were placed in the custody of Berks County Children and Youth Services.

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