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Man left stepson in car while attempting to shoplift

Local - 10/27/2013 7:56 PM by Karen Franklin
OHIO COUNTY - An Ohio County jury convicted a man guilty of leaving his step-son locked in a hot car.

Stephen Clemens, 25, was convicted of child neglect and entering without breaking.  Police said Clemens and the 9-year-old boy's mother left the child locked in a car at the Highlands Shopping Complex in July while they tried to shoplift. 

A shopper saw the boy inside the car and told a nearby deputy. The boy's mother, Jeanette Darnley, pled guild to neglect last week and testified against Clemens. 

A sentencing date has not been set.

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