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Police: Mom Leaves Toddler in Car to Participate in "Naughty School Girl" Contest

Amanda Morton is charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

A 25-year-old Wichita Falls mother is charged with abandoning or endangering her child after police say she left her three-year-old in a car alone while she participated in a "naughty school girl" contest at a local bar.

Amanda Sue Morton is out of jail on a $60,000 bond.

According to an arrest affidavit, in March, a child was found in a vehicle that had the keys in the ignition and the engine running.

Witnesses told police a row of seats in the vehicle was folded down like a bed pallet with pillows and blankets.

Police say Morton admitted to being in the bar for three hours and consuming alcohol while there.

And they say she told them she left her child in the vehicle because he was asleep.
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