Batavia man admits to leaving 1-year-old home alone

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Batavia man admitted to leaving his one-year-old child alone at home.

Charles Rodriguez Sr., 40, pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

Police were looking for Rodriguez because of a theft at a dollar store from earlier this month. He was not there when officers got to his home, but they found his child awake in a crib, in an 85-degree room.

They found Rodriguez early Tuesday. He could spend six months in jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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