By joe gorman
A Beaver Township woman who was arrested after police say she left her two children strapped in car seats in front of the television while she went to work the midnight shift was granted a reduced bond Monday.
Judge Maureen Sweeney of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court agreed to a request by the attorney for Kacee Rae Moser, 24, to lower her bond from $75,000 to $25,000 and allow her to be placed on house arrest.
Among the conditions of her bond is that Moser is not allowed to have contact with her two children or be within 1,000 feet of them, Judge Sweeney said.
Police said Moser went to work the overnight shift at a Western Reserve Road nursing home June 16 and left her two children, 3 years and 9 months old, strapped in their car seats in front of the television.
Police found the children home alone and went to the nursing home to question Moser. She ran away from the home.
She turned herself in to police June 18. Police initially were called to the home by a woman who knew Moser was working and was concerned about the children. Police saw the children through a living-room window and broke the window to get to them.
Moser is charged with two counts each of abduction and endangering children. The children are in the custody of Mahoning County Children Services.
While she is on bond, Moser will try to make arrangements as to who will have custody of her children, should she be sentenced to jail. Her attorney, Edward Hartwig, told Judge Sweeney that Moser has another attorney for custody matters and will work through him with the CSB.
Hartwig said his client should be granted a reduced bond because she turned herself in and is no danger to the community.
“We don’t feel she’s a risk to the public at large,” Hartwig said.