Mother abandons children at the park, the youngest was naked
They were alone for more than an hour.
By Michelle Connolly
September 16 2019
An unnamed Mum from Queensland’s Gold Coast has plead guilty to two counts of leaving a child unattended.
The mother left her children alone roaming in a park, the youngest only four, was naked. The older child was five.
A worker at the Mudgeeraba Aquatic Centre spotted the children alone in a near by park and called the police.
The police arrived an hour later and waited another 20 minutes for the mother but she did not return reported The Daily Mercury.
Her lawyer Danielle Heable, of Dib & Associates, told the court the mum had been battling mental health issues. After the incident she was taken to Robina Hospital for treatment and her children are now in care.
"It seems that it is good fortune that the lady from the aquatic centre came along and looked after them," said Magistrate Jane Bentley.
The mum was placed on probation for 12 months, including conditions she undergo medical and psychiatric treatment required.