NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- A North Las Vegas woman accused of tying her 4-year-old daughter to a bed and locking her in a room for up to 12 hours a day will face a judge today.
Laketha Moore is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. She is facing child abuse and child neglect charges.
Moore was arrested in March and is accused of repeatedly locking her 4-year-old daughter in a bedroom at a residence in the 1200 block of West Cheyenne and depriving her of food, water and a bathroom.
According to the police report, Moore says she left her 4-year-old daughter alone when she went to work and sometimes church because she had no babysitter.
She started tying the little girl up after coming home one day and finding things messy.
Moore says she left her daughter with no food because she was a picky eater and probably wouldn't eat it.
When the manager went inside the apartment, the doorknobs of the master bathroom and bedroom were tied together, locking the little girl inside.
She told managers she was hungry and her mother tied her up all the time. Her hair was matted and underwear dirty.
She was taken to UMC, where doctors found bruising showing her ankles has been tied up as well as cuts and bruises all over her body.
Moore has said she plans to fight the charges.