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Watertown woman suspected of leaving her kids alone for a weekend arrested on new charges

She was arrested last Wednesday on breach of peace, harassment and attempt to commit larceny charges.

WATERBURY, Conn. — The Waterbury Public Schools employee accused of leaving two kids in her care home alone for two days and nights has been arrested again.

Kerry Lyn Caviasca was arrested last Wednesday on breach of peace, harassment and attempt to commit larceny charges.

Details of the arrest were not available. 

The arrest warrant for the January arrest claims Caviasca went to Florida with a boyfriend and allegedly told the two children to stay in the basement and “just eat candy” for food.

Police were called to the home after Caviasca’s former husband reported on Dec. 17 that he believed she had left two children home along from Nov. 20-22. He allegedly told police he became suspicious because he could not reach the children by phone that weekend.

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The man told police he sent his father to the home to talk to the children, but got no answer at the door.

According to the arrest warrant, after the weekend, the man was able to read text messages allegedly between Caviasca and the children which seemed to indicate she was leaving on a plane and that they should stay downstairs and out of sight.

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In one text, the children reportedly asked what they were going to have for dinner, for which Caviasca’s response was: “Just eat candy. I’m sorry.”

In another text, the children reportedly told Caviasca that someone knocked on the door around the same time her former father-in-law went to the house.

She allegedly told one of the children to delete the texting app from the phone and tried to determine if the messages were erased, the arrest warrant said.

When questioned by police, Caviasca admitted to traveling to Florida and claimed at the time that her brother had been at the house with the children.

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Police confirmed that Caviasca’s brother had worked eight-hour shifts on each of the days that she was in Florida.

According to the arrest warrant, the children told police they had been left alone and told not to go upstairs.

Caviasca was arrested Saturday and released on a $5,000 non-surety bond with a court date of Jan. 25 at Waterbury Superior Court.

Caviasca is a Waterbury Public Schools school employee but is listed as "currently on leave pending allegations." 

Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com

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