can i prosecute the mother of my child for leaving her locked in a car while she went in to work

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can i prosecute the mother of my child for leaving her locked in a car while she went in to work

she is a realtor and was showing a house. on the way there my 4 year old daughter fell asleep. The mother decided to just lock in her in the car while she went in to show a house. my daughter woke up and was terrified that nobody was around and she couldn’t get out and then wet herself.
I want to know if in Ohio this is a chargeable offense

Asked on June 27, 2019 under Criminal Law, Ohio

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Laws vary from state to state, but an increasing number of states now bring criminal charges of child endangerment where a child is left unsupervised in a car. Those laws were enacted after children died in locked cars during hot weather.


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