Lawyer mom arrested inside a courtroom after leaving kids in car while she was with a client

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A lawyer has been arrested in Georgia for allegedly leaving her children in a car while she handled a case in court.

Local news media report that Kimberly Bandoh was arrested Thursday after she left her two-year-old and three-year-old boys inside a locked car in the Riverdale Municipal Court parking lot.

Police say the children were left in the car for nearly 30 minutes.

Bandoh is a former magistrate judge in Clayton County.

WGCL-TV reports that someone noticed two toddlers in the vehicle and alerted an officer inside the courthouse.

The incident occurred about 8.15 a.m.

The officer made an announcement in the courthouse to see if anyone knew the children.

Bandoh came forward and said the children were hers after the officer brought the boys inside.

Bandoh was in the courtroom representing a client since 8 a.m., according to CBS46 News Atlanta.

The children were unattended for a total of about 30 minutes.

Bandoh was arrested for leaving the children unattended in a vehicle, a misdemeanor charge.

She bonded out about an hour after being taken into custody.

The children were unhurt and were picked up by their grandmother.

Source: The DailyMail

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