A woman has been arrested after two children aged four and six were left home alone while their parents were overseas.The 28-year-old woman from Perth, who is believed to be the children’s stepmother, was charged with two counts of knowingly engaging in conduct that may harm a child in her care. Police said the children were found alone at home when officers gained entry through an unlocked door.
The woman was arrested at the airport after she arrived in Western Australia on an inbound flight, and was detained by Border Force officials. The father is believed to be elsewhere overseas.
“It will be alleged both parents were overseas at the time the officers entered the property,” police said. The children were subsequently removed from the property and placed into appropriate care.” The woman is due to appear in the Perth magistrates court on 22nd June.