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Police: Woman left 14-month-old home alone to go drink

Brianna Gore (Johnson County Jail)

An Iowa City woman is facing charges after allegedly leaving her child home alone so she could go out drinking.

A criminal complaint says police were called to a residence on S. Governor Street for a welfare check on a child and her mother. Upon arrival, police found 21-year-old Brianna Gore highly intoxicated with her 14-month-old daughter.

Police found that Gore had left the home for multiple hours to go out and drink, and lied about who was taking care of the child while she was gone. The complaint says that Gore only returned home after drinking a large amount of alcohol and becoming ill.

Gore is charged with child endangerment, and has bonded out of the Johnson County Jail.

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