DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A woman has been charged with child abuse after authorities say she left her two children alone in a Detroit home that was broken into.

Deedra Pitts, 31, was expected to be arraigned Saturday in 36 District Court on two counts of fourth-degree child abuse.

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Police were called Thursday morning to a house on Pinehurst Street, near Meyers and West Chicago Road, after a 10-year-old dialed 911 and went to a next door seeking help. Carrying his 10-month-old sister, the frightened child said someone was in his house.

The children, who weren’t hurt, were taken to a nearby police station and released to the father.

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The mother, who was alarmed to come home to find her kids were gone, told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Vickie Thomas she’d left them in the care of her sister.

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