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Man accused of leaving toddler alone in Occupy tent

From Greg Seaby, CNN
updated 6:55 PM EST, Wed January 11, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • D.C. police were called around 10 a.m. and found the baby girl
  • She was wearing a "onesie," they said; temperature was in low 40s
  • Man who said he's the dad is charged with attempted second degree cruelty

(CNN) -- A man accused of leaving a 13-month-old girl alone in a tent at Washington's Occupy DC encampment has been arrested, U.S. Park Police said Wednesday.

Police spokesman David Schlosser said the man was taken into custody at McPherson Square in downtown Washington, where Occupy protesters have been camped out since last fall.

Police were called around 10 a.m. and found the baby girl wearing only a "onesie," Schlosser said. Temperatures in Washington at the time were in the low 40s.

DC Fire and EMS responded and found the child in good health, Schlosser said. She is now in the custody of Washington's Child and Family Services Agency.

A man claiming to be the girl's father returned to the park about 30 minutes later.

He has been charged with attempted second degree cruelty to a child, according to Schlosser.

Police have not released his identity.

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