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Father charged after 2 young girls found in hot car

Police accuse a 35-year old father from Ottawa of leaving his two young daughters alone in a hot car

A 35-year old father faces charges after two young girls were found in a hot vehicle on Tuesday.

York Regional Police say it was around 5:45pm when a passerby stumbled upon the girls in a shopping mall parking lot, in the Highway 27 and Highway 7 area.

The doors to the vehicle had been left unlocked and the girls, 3 and 6 years old, were brought into a nearby fitness centre to cool down.

They were checked over by paramedics and are said to be doing fine.

Environment Canada says at the time the girls were found, the humidity would have made it feel like 33 degrees outside.

Allegations from police are that the father's excuse was that he was only going to be in the store for a short time.

"Under the Child and Family Services Act, you're not allowed to leave a child under the age of 10 unattended under any circumstances, for any length of time," says Nicolle.

The father is charged with Leaving a Child Unattended.

If convicted, he could face a fine of up to $1,000 or a prison sentence of up to one year.

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