Thursday, April 23, 2009


9-Year-Old Child Left Alone In Hotel Room At Casino

The Day ---- Published on 4/22/2009

Mashantucket - A Massachusetts woman was arrested Monday after police said she left a 9-year-old alone in a hotel room.

Joanne Salvatore, 53, of Quincy was charged by the state police casino unit with leaving a child unsupervised in a public place of accommodation.

Police said that Salvatore left the girl alone in a hotel room at the Great Cedar Hotel for more than an hour. The 9-year-old called 911 and said she was alone in the room.

Security paged Salvatore, who was on the casino floor.

Salvatore was arrested and released on a $250 bond. The Department of Children and Families was notified of the incident.

Salvatore is scheduled to appear in court June 8.

EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE; Why are these kinds of thngs happening? The same thing seems to be happening in the Mohgean Sun Casino, too. Our children, are our most prized possessions and yet people, don't seem to believe that. Is the desire to gamble that great? Is this a problem in casinos and hotels across America? What do you think?

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