Metro Detroit mom who left kids in car while at casino gets 2 years probation

(WXYZ) - A Pontiac mother who pleaded guilty to leaving two children alone in a car at the MGM Grand Casino while she gambled was sentenced to two years probation today. 

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged 27-year-old Clelie Faith Choute with two counts of child abuse-second degree.

It was around midnight on August 19 when a passerby inside the parking garage noticed two children inside a car alone and immediately notified a security officer.

Inside the car, officers found a 2-year-old boy and 4-month-old baby girl. Choute was found inside the casino. 

During her probation, Choute is to have no contact with any casino properties. She will also attend Gamblers Anonymous and parenting classes.  

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