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Man Arrested For Leaving Children Alone In Vehicle

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John Morgan-New London Police photo

John Morgan-New London Police photo

(NEW LONDON,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  –  A Waterford man has been arrested after a New London Police Officer spotted  two young children in a vehicle with all the windows rolled up and the doors locked on  State Street.

The  children, ages 6 and  9  were dripping with sweat  and their faces   were reddened  by heat in the vehicle.It was 83 degrees outside at the time, but a thermometer placed in the  vehicle for  ten minutes   showed the temperature inside was 100 degrees.

The owner of the vehicle, 60 year old John Morgan  said he had just   stepped into  his office for  a few minutes.But officer say they were there for more than ten minutes before Morgan  returned.

Morgan was charged  with two counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor.He is being held in lieu of $150,000 cash/surety  bail for a Wednesday  court appearance.

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