Mother of Missing Florida Girl Charged With Neglect

22-year old Casey Anthony faces 5 years; daughter still missing
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 5:29 PM CDT
Casey Anthony wipes tears from her eyes at a bond hearing at the Orange County courthouse in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, July 22, 2008.    (AP Photo/Red Huber, pool)
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(Newser) – Florida prosecutors today charged the mother of missing 2-year-old Caylee Marie Anthony with child neglect and making a false statement to investigators, reports the Orlando Sentinel. But no further information surfaced about the tot's whereabouts. Casey Anthony, 22, faces up to five years in prison on the neglect charge, which is a felony. She has been jailed since July, claiming that a babysitter took off with the child.