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Mother pleads in child endangerment case

GRUNDY CENTER (AP)-- A Grundy Center mother has filed a written Alford plea to misdemeanor child endangerment charge for leaving her infant in a parked vehicle at the University of Northern Iowa.

The attorney for 32-year-old Jessica Noltensmeier filed the plea Monday. It means Noltensmeier isn't admitting any wrongdoing but agrees she likely would be found guilty if the case was tried.

Noltensmeier is seeking a deferred judgment, meaning the case would come off her record if she completes probation.

According to court records, a witness called police on June 22 after seeing a small child alone in an SUV on a 90-degree day. Officers broke a window to remove the child, who was taken to a nearby hospital before being returned to Noltensmeier.

The woman was on university grounds to watch her older child play a soccer game.

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