Couple accused of leaving infant, 4-year-old alone for several hours

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by KHOU.com staff & Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on October 16, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 16 at 6:53 PM

HOUSTON—A couple is accused of leaving their 4-month-old and 4-year-old children alone for several hours in a southwest Houston apartment, according to Houston police.

Alaina Riley, 19, and Darryl John LeBlanc, 28, are charged with abandoning a child.

The children were found on the floor of an unlocked apartment in the 8900 block of Gessner on October 14. 

Police said they waited several hours but the parents never showed up.

While searching for formula for the baby, officers said they found cocaine and marijuana inside the apartment.

The couple was later arrested.

The children are in the custody of relatives while the CPS investigation continues. 

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