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Cops: Parents left kids alone to stay at hotel

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Maria Ayala (Suffolk County Police) Maria Ayala (Suffolk County Police)
Tuilo Ayala (Suffolk County Police) Tuilo Ayala (Suffolk County Police)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A Long Island couple is accused of leaving their children home alone for six days without heat or food.

Suffolk County Police say that Tulio and Maria Ayala were at a hotel while the children, ages 15, 13, 8 and 3 were left unsupervised from February 7 to February 12 in their Central Islip home.

Police say they were alerted to the situation by officials from the Central Islip Public Schools.

Tulio Ayala, 34, and Maria Ayala, 31, were arrested and charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

The children, who were not injured, were released to a family member.

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