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Denver Judge Could Face Jail Time For Leaving Child In Car

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Denver County Court Judge Mary Celeste (credit: CBS)

Denver County Court Judge Mary Celeste (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver judge who admitted to leaving her grandchild in a locked car on a hot day could face jail time if she’s found guilty of violating a city ordinance.

Judge Mary Celeste has been served with a citation for committing wrongs to minors. The possible penalty is up to a $999 fine or up to a year in jail.

Last Wednesday a customer at the Sam’s Club on South Broadway noticed a child alone in a locked car and police were called. The child was okay.

Celeste’s attorney says she left the car fan running with water inside.

No state charges will be filed against Celeste.

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