Mount Olive bride accused of leaving child, 12, home alone

(AP) - Authorities say a New Jersey woman lefther 12-year-old daughter home alone for six days so she could flyto Idaho to get married.

Sarah Haines is charged with second-degree child endangerment.

The 31-year-old Mount Olive resident's attorney says Hainesthought a friend would take care of the girl. Thomas Fischer saysthere was a misunderstanding of what the friend's role was.

Authorities say Haines texted the friend on June 3 asking her toperiodically check on the girl. The friend checked on June 5, 7 and8.

Officials say the girl told them Haines left her $10 and"plenty of food and drinks."

State child welfare officials had police check on the girl whenthey learned of the situation on June 9.

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