Kristin Marie Jones, a 23-year-old nanny, in charge of a 3-year-old and a 1-month-old child, reportedly left the kids in the car to go to a tanning salon.
According to court documents, the two kids were locked in a Dodge Caravan with the windows rolled up. They were screaming from the heat which prompted witnesses to call police officers.
The officer recounted that he could feel the heat “radiating from [the child] through his bulletproof vest.”
The nanny first lied and told the officer that the kids were with their mother. However, she later admitted to leaving the kids alone in the car.
She pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree child neglect.
Jones has already been convicted of two counts of DUI and second degree theft prior to this incident.