Wisconsin Father Accused Of Leaving Toddler In Car For 10 Hours

WAUSAU, WI (WSAU)  A father accused of leaving his 2-year-old son in a car for 10 hours has entered a 'not guilty' plea. 

Zachary Wakeen, 28, told police that he forgot about the child when he arrived home around 2am on July 29.. The boy was removed from the car by his mother later that day around noon. She called Everest Metro police and requested an ambulance.

A criminal complaint said the car's interior reached a temperature of 135-degrees.

He is charged with child neglect, and possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

A family member says the boy has since been released from the hospital and is in good condition.

Wakeen will be in court for a pre-trial conference on September 9.

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