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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kournikova's mom charged with felony child neglect

Associated Press

PALM BEACH, Fla. Tennis star Anna Kournikova's mother has been formally charged with felony child neglect in Florida.

She was arrested in January and released from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting a $3,000 bond. Alla Kournikova could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the third-degree felony charge.

Palm Beach police say the 46-year-old left her 5-year-old son home alone while she ran errands, but he escaped the house. Someone passing by found the boy and called police.

He told authorities he jumped out a second-story window, but was not seriously injured.

Kournikova was formally charged this week. No attorney was listed in court records, and she had an unpublished phone number.