A Brooklyn day care aide who pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges after abandoning two toddlers at a Bay Shore mall is expected to be sentenced in Riverhead Thursday to time served and 5 years of probation, Suffolk County prosecutors said.
State Supreme Court Justice Richard Ambro made a conditional promise to sentence the aide, Nicole Noble, 35, in July. Her probation includes mental health supervision, prosecutors said.
Noble told police that she left two toddlers in her care alone on Dec. 3, 2014, "for a few minutes" at the Westfield South Shore Mall "to teach them a lesson" after they had misbehaved by playing hide-and-seek, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Noble left the two alone "for a lot longer than a few minutes."
Security staff at the mall found the 2-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl playing unattended about 30 minutes after mall surveillance showed them leaving a Macy's without Noble, police said.
Noble, of 39-23 Avenue I in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, was working for Elite Christian Day Care, a business her mother owns, authorities said.