Sheffield Woman Charged With Child Abuse

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WHNT) - A Sheffield mother of two has been arrested after police say she left an infant in a closet while she left the home.

Ashley Coker
Ashley Coker

Investigators say 22-year-old Ashley Renea Coker is charged with torture/willful abuse of a child, endangering the welfare of a child and other drug charges.

According to Sheffield Police, Coker left the one-year-old child locked in a child seat and in a closet in the back of the apartment for at least an hour and a half.

A neighbor alerted police, who found the child in a urine-soaked diaper.

Ashley Coker remains in custody, and her two children are in DHR custody.

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