MOTHER CHARGED: Child Left In Van

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The mother of a two-year-old was arrested Saturday after police say she left the child in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Des Moines Walmart.

Twenty-five-year-old Desiree Perry-Temple is charged with child endangerment.

She allegedly left her son in a parked, unlocked van at the Southeast 14th Street Walmart Saturday afternoon. A passerby saw the child and notified Walmart employees who called police.

Perry-Temple says the child’s grandmother checked on the child from the front door of the store several times.

The police report shows the child was in the van for over an hour.