A father in Virginia is facing charges after police say he left his children in a car while he had sex with a woman behind an apartment building.
According to WTVR, Juan Munford, 27, is facing two counts of felony child endangerment after police in Prince George County say he left his twin babies in his car on Friday morning while he went to have sex. Neighbors called police after hearing the children's cries from the car:
The father, 27-year-old Juan Munford, was about 30 feet away from the car. He was having sex with a woman behind the building, police said.
"We went around to the back of the duplex and discovered a male and a female engaging in sexual intercourse," Prince George Police Capt. Brian Kei said. "At that point they [police] made contact with the individual who identified himself as the father of the two twins."
Police took the children to a nearby hospital and placed them in protective custody. Munford and the woman he was with were both charged with indecent exposure as well.
According to a lawyer interviewed by WTVR, the child endangerment case against the dad may not be that easy to prosecute:
"Does it show a reckless disregard, as far as is this willful and wonton — does it show a reckless disregard?" said Ed Riley, who has practiced law for 24 years. "I think it's going to be really hard case for the Commonwealth to make, to get to the felony level; really hard case."
Munford was given a $1,000 secure bond, which Riley said should be an indication "that it probably wasn't as serious as the charges suggest."
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