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Harlem woman arrested after leaving children alone

Posted: March 6, 2012 - 4:55pm  |  Updated: March 9, 2012 - 10:16am
Kaneesha Yevette Johnson, 21, of Campbell's Way in Harlem, was arersted Monday, March 5, 2012, after leaving her three young children home alone.  HAND OUT
Kaneesha Yevette Johnson, 21, of Campbell's Way in Harlem, was arersted Monday, March 5, 2012, after leaving her three young children home alone.

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Authorities arrested a Harlem woman Monday after a neighbor found two of her young children in the street.

Kaneesha Yevette Johnson, 21, of the 6400 block of Campbell’s Way, was charged with contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

A neighbor told deputies that she was driving past Johnson’s home at about 12:30 p.m. when she saw Johnson’s 1- and 2-year-old children in the street crying. She took the children to Johnson’s home, but no one was there. She also said she heard Johnson’s 8-month-old baby crying inside, so she went in and picked him up from his crib.

The neighbor said she was waiting in front of the house when Johnson arrived in her car. She grabbed her baby and told the other two children to get inside.

Johnson said she was three houses up getting a storage container. But the neighbor said she was at the house with the children for at least 20 minutes before Johnson arrived.

A case worker with the Department of Family and Children Services arrived and interviewed Johnson. The children were turned over to their grandmother.

Johnson was released from the Columbia County Detention Center later Monday after posting a $4,800 bond, according to jailers.

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She is 21 has 3 kids already a 8 month old 1 year old and a 2 year old. Means she was pregnant the last 3 years. Wonder how she is supporting her family? How many of the children have the same dad?

yellow cat

Birth control

Why doesn't someone TELL this chick about birth control? This is one reason the national debt is so high. If people had to support their children maybe they would think twice about having them . Good old SSI! Bet she gets a big check. Wake up government, stop paying folks to have babies.

Silver queen


Note to Miss Johnson... Stay

Note to Miss Johnson...

Stay home. Take care of your children. Duct tape thighs together.


Sorry Sorry People

I would be willing to bet she is on welfare and food stamps, probably never worked. Our government is making it to easy for people to be lazy and never think about working. So many already know from a young age that you can have kids as early as possible and live off the system the rest of your life. How the heck are you going to leave 3 babies alone to go anywhere? Not to mention she apparently did not even secure the house and they got in the street. They could have been killed or stolen. I am sorry, but until she could get a job and get her life together, she should not get these children back. But, what you bet she still doesn't continue to get a check even though they are now with grandma?