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Riverdale father charged after leaving children in car

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RIVERDALE, GA (CBS46) -

A Riverdale father has been charged with child cruelty after leaving three of his children in a car.

Police were called to Calmar on Georgia 85 after a shopper spotted the children, ages 8, 5, and a toddler, inside a car with the windows down.

Lorenzo Nelson, the father of the children, had driven the kids to the store and left them inside for an undetermined amount of time.

Nelson was also charged with possession of marijuana after police found the drug in the car.

The children were not injured and they were placed into the custody of the Division of Family and Children Services.

The children's mother had come to the scene to try and take the kids home, but police refused.

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