Woman jailed for leaving 9-year-old girl to babysit baby brother

Maria Rodriguez // San Benito Police Department

A San Benito woman is facing criminal charges after leaving a 9-year-old girl to babysit a 3-year-old boy.

San Benito police arrested 61-year-old Maria Rodriguez on two counts of child endangerment on Wednesday.

Investigators told Action 4 News that the incident happened on the 300 block of West Landrum Street back on July 17th.

Police said Rodriguez was supposed to be watching the children but allegedly went to drop off a friend.

Officers were called to the home where they found the 9-year-old girl and her 3-year-old brother alone.

Investigators reported that police notified Child Protective Services about the incident.

Police charged Rodriguez with two counts of child abandonment where.

Rodriguez is free on $10,000 dollars in bonds.