Reidsville mom arrested for leaving 11-month-old, 5-year-old home alone


Jessica Lynn Jessup, 26

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REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A Reidsville mother was arrested on Wednesday after she apparently left her two children home alone, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, deputies received a report that two small children had been left alone and unattended at 550 Miller Chapel Road in Reidsville. The two children, 5 years old and 11 months old, were found alone inside a single-wide mobile home.

An investigation revealed the children had been left there alone since 8 a.m. Wednesday when their mother left for work.

Jessica Lynn Jessup, 26, was arrested on charges of misdemeanor child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of minors and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jessup was placed in jail under a $2,500 secured bond. Her court date is set for Aug. 12.

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