PD: Mesa mom leaves daughter with strangers to have sex - New York News

PD: Mesa mom leaves daughter with strangers to have sex

Posted: Updated:
Laurie Lee Kelly Laurie Lee Kelly
MESA, Ariz. -

A Mesa woman has been accused of leaving her 6-year-old daughter at a park with homeless people.

Police say the woman then left to have sex with different men.

43-year-old Laurie Lee Kelly allegedly told officers she's addicted to sex. Police say she told them she knew was putting her daughter in danger but couldn't help herself.

Kelly is facing child abuse charges after allegedly abandoning her 6-year-old daughter at a central Mesa park -- leaving the little girl with some homeless people. She stood in the heat with no water for more than two hours.

Police say Kelly bought the homeless people some beer in exchange for babysitting her daughter. According to court paperwork, Kelly confessed to leaving her daughter at the park and then to going to "make money" by selling herself for sex. A witness noticed the little girl all alone and called police.

Neighbors who live next to Kelly say she struggles to make ends meet working different jobs. According to court records, she works at Mesa School as a teacher's assistant.

Officers say Kelly told them she put her daughter in danger to go have sex because she felt a "maniac sexual rage inside" of her which she cannot control.

Statement by Mesa Public Schools

Laurie L. Kelly is employed by Mesa Public Schools as an instructional assistant at Whitman Elementary. She has been assigned to home with pay, pending the outcome of a district investigation. The criminal allegations against her are serious, and if substantiated would be grounds for immediate termination per district policy.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    West Indian Day Parade steps off amid shootings

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:05:47 GMT
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
    The West Indian Day Parade is supposed to be a time of fun and excitement in celebration of Caribbean culture. However, several shootings near the parade has turned it into a day of tragedy for some.
  • Reminder: Speed cameras in LI school zones

    Reminder: Speed cameras in LI school zones

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:45:37 GMT
    Reminder for drivers: as kids head back to school in Nassau County so too, will the speed cameras in school zones.
    Reminder for drivers: as kids head back to school in Nassau County so too, will the speed cameras in school zones.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:39:53 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices