Spanish man left son in car to visit brothel: police

4th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Spanish man left his eight-year-old son locked in the car for an hour in near-freezing temperatures while he visited a nearby brothel, police said Friday.

Police were alerted by a jogger who spotted the boy crying and calling for help on Thursday night inside a car parked in the Madrid suburb of Fuenlabrada, police said in a statement.

"Asked if he knew where his father was, the boy said he had told him that he would return in five minutes but had not. He insisted that he be let out of the car because he was very cold since the heat was not turned on," it said.

The temperature hovered around three degrees Celsius (37 Fahrenheit) at the time, the police statement said.

Police found the boy's 39-year-old father inside a nearby brothel. The man acknowledged he had left his son in the car for about an hour because "he had a meeting with someone inside the establishment."

© 2011 AFP

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