A Riverside mother pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges accusing her of abandoning her 2-year-old daughter in a grocery store, officials said.
Chiengkham Vilaysane, 31, is charged with a felony count of desertion of a child younger than 14 and a misdemeanor count of child endangerment, according to the Riverside County district attorney’s office.
Vilaysane was denied bail after she couldn’t provide a home address to the Riverside County Probation Department, said John Hall, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office. She will remain in custody on $10,000 bail.
At a hearing on Monday, Riverside Superior Court Judge Samuel Diaz Jr. indicated that Vilaysane may have possible mental health issues, Hall said.
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