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      Woman jailed after 2-year-old girl found wandering rural road

      Maria Luisa Aguilar // Cameron County Jail Photo

      A 55-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after neighbors found 2-year-old girl wandering a rural road by herself.

      Cameron County Sheriff's Department deputies arrested Maria Luisa Aguilar late Monday afternoon.

      Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that neighbors found a 2-year-old girl wandering a remote stretch of FM 2480 by herself.

      Deputies were interviewing witnesses when the girl's family came outside.

      Aguilar told deputies that she was supposed to be watching the 2-year-old while the girl's mother was at work.

      Deputies arrested Aguilar and charged her with child endangerment.

      Authorities turned the 2-year-old girl over to the custody of her 18-year-old aunt.

      Aguilar appeared before Cameron County Magistrate Judge Alfredo Padilla on Tuesday morning where she was issued a $3,500 bond.

      The 55-year-old woman remained in custody at the Cameron County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

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