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Conn. mother Juliette Dunn pleads guilty to giving her 4-year-old and 10-month-old beer and cocaine

Juliette Dunn and Lisa Jefferson WFSB

(CBS/WFSB/AP) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Juliette Dunn, a Connecticut mother who was accused of giving her 10-month-old daughter cocaine and forcing her 4-year-old son to drink beer, pleaded guilty Wednesday.

Dunn pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child under the Alford Doctrine, where the defendant doesn't agree to the facts but agrees the state has enough evidence to win a conviction, reports the Connecticut Post.

Police said Dunn was arrested June 28 after they said a neighbor flagged down officers and told them she was giving beer to her children at a Bridgeport playground, reports CBS affiliate WFSB.

Witnesses told police that Dunn gave a 40-ounce beer to her son and told him to chug it. Police said both of her children had alcohol in their systems, and her 10-month-old daughter tested positive for cocaine, according to the station.

Dunn's companion, 33-year-old Lisa Jefferson, pleaded guilty to the same charges.

The children were turned over to the Department of Children and Families after the 29-year-old Dunn's arrest. Custody hasn't been decided.

The two women are scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 9.

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