Father accused of leaving infants in car for more than an hour


Aaron Dorsey

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mid-South father was charged with child abuse after police say he left two infants inside a car for more than an hour.

On Tuesday, dispatch received information from an anonymous caller that stated two infants had been left alone in a vehicle outside the Sun Trust Bank on Elvis Presley Boulevard. The children, they said, had been alone for more than an hour.

Paramedics arrived on the scene, located the vehicle and immediately forced entry. The infants were checked by first responders and are expected to be okay.

While on the scene, authorities said the children's father Aaron Dorsey returned to the vehicle. He was arrested and charged with child abuse and neglect.

Police have not said where he'd been or what he was doing.

Marshall Byrd has two young kids of his own, and says he can't believe anyone would leave their little ones alone like that. "It's baffling a little, you know, to me."

Records obtained by WREG shows their's plenty of crime in the area. MPD statistics reveal there were 229 reported crimes within a mile of the parking lot so far in 2019.

As bad as this is, Byrd hopes Dorsey can make things right. "You know, everybody makes mistakes."


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