Former Orlando day care worker accused of leaving toddler in hot van sentenced to 10 years probation

ORLANDO, Fla. — A former Orlando day care worker accused of leaving a 3-year-old boy in a hot van was sentenced to 10 years probation Wednesday afternoon.

Deborah St. Charles pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of manslaughter by culpable negligence in 2019 in the case of Myles Hill.

Investigators said they found the boy dead in a van at the Little Miracles Academy in 2017.

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The temperature in the van reached 144 degrees, according to detectives.

St. Charles was supposed to be sentenced in January, but the case was delayed when a new judge took over.

Watch Channel 9 Eyewitness News for live updates on this developing story.

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