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Mother facing child abuse charge after child left in car

PAW PAW, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A mother is facing one count of child abuse after police say she left her child unattended in a store parking lot.

The incident happened on December 16th at the Family Fare in Paw Paw.

Police were called after someone noticed the child was left in the vehicle. The temperature was at the freezing point.

The child was not harmed.

The mother, Carrie Stewart, is charged with one count of child abuse, leaving a child unattended. It is a misdemeanor and she could face up to 93 days of jail time if convicted.

Stewart turned herself in on Friday and bonded out of jail. Her next day in court will be January 21st.