09/13/2013 12:30 EDT | Updated 11/13/2013 05:12 EST

Edmonton Infant Found Locked In Minivan, Mother Charged

EDMONTON - Edmonton police have charged a mother after an infant was found Wednesday unattended inside a locked mini-van.

Witnesses say the child, who did not require medical care, was alone inside the vehicle for at least 20 minutes.

The outside temperature at the time was greater than 20 degrees.

The 33-year-old mother faces a charge of wilfully causing a child to be in need of intervention.

Police say a vehicle is not a babysitter, and a child left alone could suffer medical distress from rising temperature.

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