A man who left his infant son unattended in a locked car on a hot day walked free from court yesterday.
Amos Rolle, 47, of Harold Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to children at his arraignment before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.
Security officers at the Ministry of Health on Meeting Street heard the sixth-month-old child crying and found him locked inside the car.
They broke into the vehicle and called police, the court heard. The child is now in the care of his mother, the court heard.
Rolle’s lawyer, Allan Emmanuel, asked the court to be lenient with him.
Turnquest-Deveaux placed Rolle on probation for a year and ordered him to take parenting classes.
He returns to court on June 7 for a status hearing.
Inspector Claudette McKenzie prosecuted.