Mother arrested after allegedly leaving young kids home alone

Posted at 5:56 PM, Nov 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-28 19:56:10-05

MAGNA, Utah – A mother was arrested after police say she left her three young children alone for more than an hour.

The children, ages 5 to 9, told police their mother and her boyfriend left them home to go Christmas shopping.

There was no phone in the home and there were open containers of alcohol.

Heather Orton was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of child abuse.