Sutherland explained to ABC News that the children loved to read books and that she left them at the bookstore because they enjoyed being there so much.
Employees at the Barnes and Noble store told police that Sutherland left her children on three separate occasion for hours, at total of seven for the three visits.
?It was a concern to them that the children were being left unattended,? David said. ?While the children were well behaved, Barnes and Noble is not set up as a child care facility.?
Sutherland was charged with six misdemeanor counts of endangering a children’s welfare.