A Virginia man allegedly left his one-year-old twin daughters alone in a hot car while he was having sex with a woman behind a building.
Neighbors overheard the babies crying in a parked car and called 911 in the incident that occurred on Friday morning. Unlike some of the other reported incidents of this kind, however, the windows of the vehicle were apparently rolled down.
According to Prince George County Police Captain Brian Kei, "We went around to the back of the duplex and discovered a male and a female engaging in sexual intercourse. At that point they [police] made contact with the individual who identified himself as the father of the two twins."
The tryst in question allegedly took place about 30 feet from the vehicle.
As a precaution, first responders transported the infants to a local hospital for evaluation after which they were placed in the custody of child protective services. Fortunately, indications are that they suffered no heat-related injuries.
The male suspect, identified in multiple media accounts as Juan Munford, faces charges of felony child endangerment and indecent exposure. He is due back in court this week after spending the weekend in jail. The woman in the alleged encounter -- who reportedly was not the mother of the twins -- was charged with indecent exposure and released at the scene.
There seems to a disturbing and sometimes tragic increase in instances of toddlers left in hot cars this summer. The highly publicized Georgia case involving dad Justin Harris charged with killing his son Cooper is unfortunately just one horrific example.
In Connecticut, a man faces a charge of risk of injury to a minor after he allegedly left his six-month-old daughter in a 130-degree car for a half hour while he went shopping in a supermarket.
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