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Mom charged after baby left in hot car for 45 minutes

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A 32-year-old Bowmanville woman has been charged after an eight-month-old baby was left alone in a hot car at a mall parking lot on Saturday.

Police were called to the scene at the Oshawa Centre parking lot just after 4:30 p.m.

Officers broke a window and got the child out of the car. The baby was taken to a local hospital for observation and is doing well.

Police said it’s believed the child was inside the vehicle for about 45 minutes.

The child’s mother has been charged with abandoning a child under 10 years of age.

The mother’s name isn’t being released to protect the identity of the child.