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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Gastonia mother is facing child abuse charges after authorities say she allowed her unattended 3-year-old to run into a street, and after both of her children were found living in deplorable conditions.

According to a report filed with the Gastonia Police Department, Elizabeth Edwards, 38, is charged with two counts of felony child abuse involving severe bodily injury, and one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

Officer E. S. Woods came upon the child Saturday afternoon and wrote in an affidavit that the child's mother neglected her son by allowing him to run in the street.

Neighbors told WBTV it was not unusual to see the children playing in the street.

I don't think they were supervised at all," said Shirley Williamson. "Half of the time, they would only have like a diaper on or something."

The two felony charges were the result

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Added: Oct-3-2010 Occurred On: Oct-3-2010
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