Woman Charged with Abandoning 12YO Niece


The Broome County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Lorraine Kelsh, 40, of Syracuse on charges related to the abandonment of her 12 year old niece.
Kelsh has been charged with felony Abandonment of a Child and misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Deputies were called to a residence on Airport Road in the Town of Union Tuesday on a ‘check the welfare’ complaint.
Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 12 year old girl had been left alone for about 2 weeks with no means to provide for herself.
The 12 year old was not injured and was taken into the custody of Broome County Child Protective Services.
Kelsh was taken into custody after being contacted by deputies.
She was arraigned in the Town of Union Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail.

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