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Mother arrested after leaving kids with registered sex-offender


A local mother has been arrested after leaving her kids with aregistered sex offender.

According to police, the mother, 38 year-old Melissa Rodriguez-Bumfield, left her twochildren, ages 8 and 12, in Moody for more than a week with the registeredsex-offender. Police say she apparently told the sex-offender they could keep the two children.The children's grandparents alerted Moody Police who identified thesex-offender and removed the children from the home.

Rodriguez-Bumfield, was charged with two counts of felony abandoningand endangering a child and is being held in the McLennan County Jail on$300,000 bond.

Rodriguez-Bumfield was arrested earlier this month and charged withtwo counts of cruelty to animals. Investigators found two dogs, one dead andthe other extremely malnourished and weak which had to be rescued by the city.Both dogs suffered without adequate food, water and shelter.


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