Pontiac, MGM Grand Casino, Detroit, Clelie Choute, Child Abuse Mom Who Left Children In Casino Garage Receives Two Years Probation – CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) — Sentencing was today for the mother accused of leaving her two kids in the car while she gambled at MGM Grand Casino in Detroit.

Clelie Choute (Photo: Detroit police)

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Clelie Choute, 27, of Pontiac was charged with two counts of child abuse – second degree, and on Monday she was sentenced to two years probation. Regulations of her probation includes no casino time, and she’ll have to attend Gamblers Anonymous and parenting classes.

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According to prosecutors, the kids — a 2-year-old boy and a 6-month-old girl — were spotted alone in a car outside the MGM Grand Detroit Casino in August by a Good Samaritan, who then notified a security guard.

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Responding officers arrived to find the vehicle’s windows were slightly cracked and covered with blankets while the children were in the car for almost two hours, police said.