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West Union mom charged with leaving child in car in freezing temps

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WEST UNION (KWWL) -- The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old Jessica Lynn Mikesh, of West Union, left her 4-year-old daughter in an unattended vehicle Wednesday as she conducted business at the Fayette County courthouse.

Mikesh was arrested Friday and charged with Child Endangerment after a passerby saw the child wandering in the parking lot after almost being struck by a vehicle.  The temperature outside was reported as being 1 degree below zero at the time.

The child was taken to safety and after the investigation, charges were filed against Mikesh. The Department of Human Services was also contacted and will be investigating this incident.

Mikesh was transported to the Fayette County Jail. Child Endangerment is an aggravated misdemeanor and if convicted, Mikesh can serve up to two years in prison. 

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