Grandmother charged after 6 kids left in hotel

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a woman has been charged with child neglect after leaving her six grandchildren unattended at Williamsburg hotel.

Major Steve Rubino with James City County Police said Diana Lynn Taliaferro, 58, was arrested and charged with five misdemeanor charges and one felony charge of child neglect.Diana Lynn Taliaferro

Around 12 a.m. on April 11, police say Taliaferro left six children between the ages of 11 and two alone at the Pineapple Inn and Housing Center. Child Protective Services was called around 9:30 a.m. and the children were turned over to a family friend.

Rubino said Taliaferro returned to the hotel around 5:30 a.m. on April 12 and reports were made to police that she had been drinking.

No further information has been released. Stay with for updates as they become available.

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