Charges were filed against a woman whose daughter was found naked in a parked vehicle in Temecula last winter.
Tracy Lynn Betts, 41, of Murrieta, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of child endangerment, according to an information officer with the Riverside County District Attorney’s office.
According to authorities, Betts on Feb. 2 had parked her vehicle in the 29000 block of Avenida De Calzada Avenida in Temecula, near her job as a teacher’s aide at Vail Elementary School.
She reportedly left the window cracked open about an inch, leaving no food, water or clothing in the vehicle, officials said.
The child was spotted later in the day, naked and rummaging through a trash bin, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies found her naked in the vehicle,
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At the time of Betts' arrest, her 12-year-old daughter was believed to be the same girl who went missing from her Murrieta home last December; she was found at a tailor shop on California Oaks Road and Jackson Avenue.
The girl had called home from that shop.
If convicted of the charge, Betts faces a year in jail, according to the District Attorney’s office’s John Hall.