Mom charged after Kinston police find malnourished 2-year-old & baby home alone

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) – The mother of two small children is facing felony child abuse charges after authorities found them alone and malnourished.

Kinston police say Jasmine Lee was charged after they were contacted by the Lenoir County Department of Social Services.

DSS and police found a 2-year-old and a four-month-old by themselves at Carver Courts last Wednesday. The children were taken to ECU Health Medical Center for treatment and are now doing well, according to police.

The 26-year-old Lee was arrested today after police conducted a thorough investigation, finding the children had not been provided proper nutrition and care.