Naked 12-year-old girl found eating from trash can
(02-17) 21:26 PST Temecula, Calif. (AP) --
Riverside County sheriff's officials say they found a naked 12-year-old girl eating food out of trash cans in Temecula and have arrested her mother on suspicion of child endangerment
Sgt. A. Woods said in a release the girl was found in a car Thursday after a 911 caller said they saw her picking through trash.
The mother of the child, Tracy Betts, works as a teacher's assistant at an elementary school, where she was arrested.
Woods says Betts left the child in the vehicle.
The girl is in protective custody and was given medical care at a nearby hospital for unspecified ailments.
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