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Atascadero woman arrested after allegedly leaving infant in hot car

Sequoia Denise Holton, 20, of Atascadero was arrested Monday, June 21, 2010, on suspicion of felony child endangerment after allegedly leaving her 4-month-old baby in a hot vehicle. Original story »
Plea: Not guiltyWhat's next: Sentenced to four years probation and and nine days in jail with credit for time served.
Sequoia Denise Holton, 20, of Atascadero was arrested Monday, June 21, 2010, on suspicion of felony child endangerment after allegedly leaving her 4-month-old baby in a hot vehicle. Original story » Plea: Not guiltyWhat's next: Sentenced to four years probation and and nine days in jail with credit for time served.

An Atascadero woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly left her four-month-old son inside a hot car in a grocery store parking lot.

Sequoia Denise Holton, 20, was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment an officer responded to the Food 4 Less parking lot at 8360 El Camino Real about 4:30 p.m.

Police said the officer found the boy sweating and crying inside the Toyota Tacoma pickup. The officer was preparing to break into the car when Holton approached, police said.

The boy was treated for heat exposure and released to Child Protective Services’ custody. Holton was taken to County Jail on $100,000 bail.

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