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Charged: Josie Ann Linton leaves the Siparia Magistrates' Court on Thursday. Photo: Nikita Braxton-Benjamin

KFC worker Josie Ann Linton appeared before the court saying she was not guilty of exposing her child in a manner likely to cause him physical injury on Carnival Friday.

Linton, 27, who was granted $15,000 bail at the police station after being charged, appeared before Siparia magistrate Margaret Alert on Thursday morning.

The allegation is that on March 1 at Coora Road, Siparia, having responsibility for a child, she exposed him in a manner likely to cause physical injury.

Linton said she was not guilty of the offence laid by constable Titus.

Her attorney Ramnarine Soorjansingh told the court he had received a document as part of the disclosure from the police.

Police prosecutor Sgt Starr Jacob said further disclosure will be made.

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Linton who came to the courthouse with several people, including children, left holding a child.

She will return to court on April 4.

It is alleged that a three-year-old was left without adult supervision during Kiddies Carnival activities on Friday. He was allegedly spotted by officers crying in the middle of the road.


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