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The mother of a 2-year-old girl found alone Monday morning in New Orleans East was booked on a count of child desertion, the New Orleans Police Department said.

The mother, 28-year-old Keisha Jones, also was arrested on an unrelated fugitive attachment from Harris County, Texas.

Child Protection Services released the child to the mother’s sister.

The girl was found alone on a sidewalk at Hammond Road and Evangeline Street about 6:50 a.m. Monday. A concerned citizen took her to the 7th District Station. Jones arrived at the station about 9:30 a.m. after hearing on the news that a child had been found.