Woman left kids in padlocked trailer, Volusia County deputies say

25-year-old woman charged with child neglect

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Volusia County woman has been arrested after deputies say she left two children in a trailer that was padlocked shut from the outside.

Deputies said Shaval Miller, 25, has been charged with child neglect after deputies found the 9-year-old and 4-year-old home alone on Saturday afternoon.

Deputies said they were responding to a report of Miller trespassing in her ex-boyfriend's home when they found the two children inside the trailer, with the front door padlocked.

The children were taken into protective custody and turned over to Department of Children and Families.

The children were in good health, according to deputies, and said they didn't know where Miller was.

Miller was arrested later Saturday evening. She told deputies that she went to the Dollar General and thought it was safest thing for the children to leave them alone in the trailer.

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