A father was arrested on a charge of child abuse after allegedly leaving his baby alone in a car outside a strip club while getting a lap dance, police in California said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that 24-year-old Auwin Dargin, was charged with one count of child abuse after being accused of leaving his 9-month-old daughter alone in a car while buying sexual services at a strip club.
If convicted, Dargin faces up to six years in prison.
According to the police investigation, on Wednesday, Dargin left his baby daughter in the car for about an hour while going into the strip club approximately 2:00 p.m.
The baby was found alive in the car by employees of the club and an employee of a neighboring business who then rescued her and a confronted Dargin as he stepped outside of the club.
They refused to hand over the child and called the police. The manager of the Synn Gentleman’s Club, confirmed that Dargin got a lap dance.