Tennessee mother accused of leaving 2-year-old locked in room for 24 hours

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CARROLL COUNTY, TN (WKRN) – A Tennessee mother has been charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after police say she left her child home alone, locked in a room, for 24 hours.

Huntingdon police arrested and charged Cassie Scales, 22, after they say she left her 2-year-old home when she went out of town.

Police say Scales left her house on January 12 and took a friend out of town.

Instead of bringing her child along, police say she left the toddler alone, locked in a bedroom for an entire day.

Police were alerted by a concerned neighbor who says Scales called to check-in on the child.

The child was not hurt and has been placed in the care of protective services.

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