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2 Mothers accused of leaving toddlers alone at hotel

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Two toddlers were left alone in a local hotel room for hours while their mothers went out to party. Now Austin police and CPS are getting involved.

To make this case even more disturbing, one of those toddlers opened the door to hotel room made their way out into the parking lot, walking near toe I-35 service road when they were found.

Police are expected to arrest the two mothers involved soon, but they have not been booked.

Those mothers have been identified as 20-year-old Kimberly Valdez of Bryan and 22-year-old Rosa Morales-Mares of Martindale, TX.

Both are facing charges of abandoning or endangering a child, which is a state jail felony that carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison.

According to Austin police on August 4, the two mothers left a 2-year-old boy and girl alone at the Motel 6 just south of 290 on Interstate 35. One child belonged to each mother.

Police say the women left the hotel room around 1 a.m. About an hour and a half later the boy was found walking in the parking lot by a hotel security guard. That's when police were dispatched. Police tell us the two mothers did not return until 5:30 a.m.

The motel is located in a high crime area. Officers say it's amazing neither child was injured.

"I mean it could've been somebody that was looking to hurt a child, whether physically or sexually. It could've been that the child went into traffic. A busy interstate just adjacent to the motel," said APD Sr. Officer Veneza Bremner.

Arrest warrants were issued for both mothers Thursday morning. As far as the children go, CPS told FOX 7 they are now in foster care.

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