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ND mother arrested, accused of leaving 3-year-old child home alone

MINOT, N.D. -- A 23-year-old Minot mother has been arrested and taken to the Ward County Jail for leaving her 3-year-old child home alone while she went to work.

Police said that on Wednesday, Nov. 29,  about 10:45 a.m. officers went to a home in northwest Minot to investigate a report from Child Protective Services that a toddler had been left at home alone.

Police found the child and said they later found Octavia Pilot at her place of work.

She was arrested and accused of child neglect.

The 3-year-old and another 7-year-old were placed in the care of Child Protective Services, police said.