OGDEN -- A woman whose four children ran away in August is now facing felony charges for the incident.
Amelia Dominguez's children -- ages 12, 11, 8 and 4 -- were reported missing from the family's Ogden apartment Aug. 19. Police searched throughout the night for the children, who were found the following morning at their grandparents' Washington Terrace home.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the children left while Dominguez, 28, was on a date at a bar with her boyfriend. The children reported to police that before
Dominguez went to the bar, she got angry with them and grabbed her daughter's hair, throwing her to the ground. Dominguez then allegedly told her children that she would kill them if they left.
The children told police they ran away because they were afraid of Dominguez, according to the affidavit.
Dominguez had also left her children, two of whom have mental disabilities, home alone earlier that day, from 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., according to the affidavit.
Dominguez admitted to police that she grabbed her daughter and told them that she is sick of and hates her children, according to the affidavit. The children were put in the custody of the Division of Child and Family Services.
Charged with two third-degree felony counts of abuse or neglect of a disabled child, Dominguez faces up to five years in prison for each charge, if convicted. Her initial appearance in court is scheduled for Tuesday.
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