Man arrested for child cruelty free on bail

Published 06/04 2014 12:08PM

Updated 06/04 2014 12:48PM

BAKERSFIELD, CA -- A man accused of leaving three young children alone for days in an east Bakersfield apartment, has posted bail.
Andres Rivera, 24, turned himself over to police Tuesday afternoon.
He was arrested for three felony counts of willful cruelty to a child.
Rivera's sister, the mother of the children, says she left her kids in Rivera's care while she was hospitalized.
Last Thursday, police found the three kids, believed to be ages one, two and three, abandoned in a filthy apartment.

The kids are now with their biological father.

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