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Deputy Won’t Face Criminal Charges After Leaving Child in Car

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon prosecutor who left his toddler in a car for five hours will not face a criminal charge.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Wednesday that Oregon Justice Department officials have dropped a child neglect citation against Evander McIver.

A department official says there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Bend police found the 18-month-old boy asleep in his father’s parked car May 31.

McIver said in a June statement that a change in routine led to him dropping off his two other children at school but forgetting his son remained in the back seat.

Police cited the Deschutes County deputy district attorney for second-degree child neglect.

Officials say McIver was placed on administrative leave during the investigation and was scheduled to return to work Wednesday.

Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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