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Police: Man locked young kids in bedrooms, forced one outside without shoes or appropriate clothing in 24 degree weather

The Ithaca Police Department reports the arrest of a 58-year-old who stands accused of endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Zachary Presold is accused of locking his children – ages 2, and 4 – in their bedrooms when he left his home.

The children were left alone for a significant amount of time on several occasions. He’s also accused of forcing his son out of their apartment late at night without shoes, in a sleeveless shirt.

Police say it was 24 degrees when Presold did that to the young child.

After several minutes, neighbors intervened.

The charges will be answered at a later date.