Reading police find three kids home alone near loaded gun, drugs

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 10, 2013 4:32 AM
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(Reading ) -- Reading Police are searching for a woman who stands accused of leaving three children alone in an apartment near a loaded gun and drugs.

Officers found the children on Tuesday when they raided a suspected drug house after getting complaints from neighbors.

They were looking for 34-year-old Jessica Torres. She remains at large.

Investigators say in the bedroom, they found a large amount of cocaine and a loaded pistol with an obliterated serial number. That's where they also found three unattended children between eight-months and six-years-old.

Police say the gun was under a mattress where two kids were sleeping.

The children were placed in the custody of Berks County Children and Youth Services.

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