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Associated Press, Published March 17 2013

ND woman accused of child abuse, neglect

BISMARCK – Bond has been set at $2,000 for a Bismarck woman accused of leaving her two toddlers home alone.

Bonnie Packineau, 26, was charged Wednesday with two counts of Class C felony child abuse or neglect.

Police say officers responded to a report last week of a 2-year-old boy who was outside his home without a coat and without supervision. Police say the only person in the home, which had its front door open, was a 3-year-old girl.

South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland prohibited Packineau from having contact with the two children unless the contact is allowed by Burleigh County Social Services.