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Mom Arrested After Leaving Children Alone In Hot Car

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Kimberly Lester (credit: Sacramento Police)

Kimberly Lester (credit: Sacramento Police)

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento mother is behind bars on child endangerment charges after police say she left her two young children alone in a car on a hot day.

Police arrested 25-year-old Kimberly Lester just after noon on Tuesday after getting a 911 call about children left in a car in downtown Sacramento.

Officers arrived at 21st Street and Capitol Avenue to find a 7-year-old and one-and-a-half year old inside a car. Police believe the children were left alone in the car for a minimum of 25 minutes.

The children have been taken into protective custody.

Lester is being held in the Sacramento County Jail on $50,000 bail. She is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

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