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Record for Abandonment
May 3, 2014 permalink
Jennifer J Bautista has been charged with a crime for leaving her baby in a car unattended. Three minutes is the shortest known time for this offense.
Jennifer J. Bautista, 28, of Ballston Spa was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, in connection with an alleged incident that occurred outside the Saratoga Springs Public Library shortly before 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon.
Police said the woman left her five-month-old daughter unattended in her vehicle for approximately three minutes. Bautista had re-entered the library to receive her cell phone, according to court documents. The child was left unsecured in an infant carrier and was completely covered with a light blanket, police said. Members of Saratoga County’s Child Protective Services were contacted and responded to assess the situation. The child was unharmed by the incident. Bautista was released on her own recognizance. Regulations vary from state-to-state regarding the legality of children being left unattended in a vehicle.
Source: Saratoga Wire