Charges Dropped Against Shanesha Taylor For Leaving Kids in Car

Shanesha Taylor

The homeless woman who faced child abuse charges for leaving her children in a car while she went on a interview will be getting a break, Reuters reports.

Arizona prosecutors have agreed to let Shanesha Taylor off the hook if she completes parenting classes, a substance abuse treatment program, and sets up child care and education trust funds for her two young sons.

“We believe this agreement represents a just resolution that appropriately holds the defendant accountable for her actions while also recognizing the best interests of her family,” County Attorney Bill Montgomery said.

The 35-year-old was charged with two counts of felony child abuse after her six-month-old and two-year-old sons were found alone in a car that had a temperature of over 100 degrees.

After her story gained nationwide attention back in March, a campaign was started to help support Taylor. So far $115,000 has been raised. These donations will be used to help Taylor secure housing and for the trust fund she is required to set up.

Taylor was released from the Maricopa County Jail on Friday (July 18).

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