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.