The mother of a 2-year-old girl found alone this morning in New Orleans East has been charged with child desertion, the New Orleans Police Department said.
The mother, 28-year-old Keisha Jones, was also arrested on an unrelated fugitive attachment in Harris County, Texas.
Child Protection Services released the child to her mother's sister, NOPD said.
A 2-year-old girl was found alone on a sidewalk at Hammond Road and Evangeline Street at 6:50 a.m. Monday.
The girl was brought to the Seventh District Station. Jones arrived at the station around 9:30 a.m.