(FLORIDA TODAY) — A topless babysitter found lying in a hotel parking lot faces charges after Melbourne police said she failed to watch over a 5-year-old boy whose mother had gone gambling.
Stacey Kerres, 47, of Fort Pierce, was charged with child neglect after Melbourne police were called to investigate reports of a child found alone for nearly an hour late Thursday in the River Palm Hotel, 420 S. Harbor City Blvd.
Police talked to the child, who was sitting with the hotel staff playing a video game, told them his mother had gone to the “casino” and that his mother left him with a woman named Stacey. The child also indicated the woman was routinely put in charge of watching him.
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