TEMECULA -- A Southern California teacher's aide has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge after her 12-year-old daughter was found wandering the streets naked and eating garbage.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/14CRdCM ) says Tracy Betts of Murrieta entered a plea on July 8 to disturbing the peace. A child endangerment charge was dismissed. Betts was sentenced to 10 days of work release and 120 days of community service.

The girl has been returned to her home.

Betts was arrested in February 2012 after the girl was seen wandering a Temecula neighborhood.

Betts said the girl has obsessive compulsive disorder and hoards food. Betts told authorities she'd been unable to obtain child care and left the girl in her underwear in an unlocked car while she worked.

The girl then stripped and wandered off.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com



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