Mom accused of leaving girl in car while gambling

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Friday, January 16, 2015

HOUSTON, Texas -- A mother who allegedly left her daughter in the car while visited a game room was arrested during an illegal gambling raid at the northwest Harris County business.

Detectives say they were executing a warrant for illegal gambling at a game room in the 11500 block of Veterans Memorial when they found the 7-year-old girl alone inside a car. Xiomara Isaula was arrested on a charge of child abandonment with intent to return.

Investigators also arrested the game room's operator, 23-year-old Hugo Hurtado, on charges of Possession of Gambling Device, Equipment, or Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1,000 for the class A misdemeanor.

Isaula's bond was set at $5,000 for the state jail felony.

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