Man accused of leaving 4 kids home alone

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Pedro Velasquez

HOUSTON - A Houston man has been accused of leaving four young kids alone inside an apartment.

Pedro Velasquez has been charged with abandoning a child.

According to investigators, Velasquez left a 3-year-old girl, 2-year-old boy, 1-year-old girl and a baby girl, alone for more than 30 minutes.

Someone called to alert police when they saw the kids outside on the patio. Police arrived and found the kids unattended.

Velasquez is being held in jail with bond set at $50,000.

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