Rochester woman pleads guilty to leaving son in car

Updated: 07/31/2014 5:19 PM
Created: 07/31/2014 4:51 PM WHEC.com
By: Rebecca Fath

A Rochester woman admitted to leaving her son in a car while she worked a restaurant.

Twenty two-year-old Thelma Edwards pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and driving with a suspended license. Sheriff’s deputies say they found her son in the car of TGI Friday’s in Victor.

Inside court Thursday, Edwards admitted to leaving her four-year-old son in the car for more than two hours while she worked as a waitress at TGI Friday’s. A judge placed her on interim probation. The judge asked that Edwards be on probation for one year. The court is now preparing those terms. If she complies with her probation, the judge will lessen her sentence to disorderly conduct. If she violates parole, the judge says she will have up to a year in jail and the original child endangering charge.

Edwards’s son is in his father's custody. An order of protection is still in place. It is up to family court when she will be able to see the little boy again. 

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