Ohio man charged with leaving daughter in parked vehicle, while gambling

A Ohio man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, after leaving child in a van in a parking garage of the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights Sunday.  The two were traveling to Ohio to visit family.

Police say 46-year-old Charles A. Carter, Jr. had stopped for gas and went into the casino to gamble just before 11 pm on Father’s Day.  An employee later discovered his 6-year-old walking alone and crying on the 6th floor of the parking garage.