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2 arrested after toddlers found wandering alone in Keys trailer park

Women told police they'd left children alone to visit friends

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Two Stock Island women were arrested Friday on  charges of neglecting two 2-year-old girls, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Deputies  responded to a call from Roy’s Trailer Park just after midnight Friday after a tow truck driver from Arnold’s Towing had seen two small children wandering around by themselves.

 Deputies said the toddlers were crying, deputies said, and appeared to be cold.

One of the girls was naked and the other was  wearing only a T-shirt and underwear.

The deputy got a towel out of his car to cover the naked child and then began to look for the children’s guardian.

Two women showed up in the area a short time later and said they were the ones  responsible for the children.

The women told deputies they had been drinking and had left the children alone in a nearby trailer while they went to visit friends in another trailer, a media release said.

 They said they had only been gone a short time and when they returned, they found the door to the trailer open and the children gone.

Jessica Saintil, 24, and Yveline Saintal, 23, were  arrested on a child neglect charge.