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Sheldon Woman Accused Of Leaving Children Unsupervised

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon woman has been arrested on child endangerment charges after an incident in Sheldon.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the Sheldon Police Department, 21-year-old Florinda Hernandez Perez of Sheldon is accused of knowingly or recklessly leaving children unsupervised. She was arrested on Monday, March 20th, 2023.

The complaints state that Hernandez Perez allegedly left both a one-year-old and a three-year-old unattended in their apartment for at least 42 minutes. The officer alleges that the children had no care provider available and there were allegedly dangers present such as a plastic tub full of water at floor height.

Hernandez Perez was charged with two counts of neglect or abandonment of a dependent person, a class C felony. If convicted, Hernandez Perez could face up to ten years in prison on each count.

She faces a preliminary hearing on the charges on Monday, April 10th.

At last report, she remained in the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar.