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Former Clayton County judge accused of leaving children alone in car
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RIVERDALE, Ga. -- A former magistrate court judge in Clayton County is accused of leaving her two children unattended in a vehicle.

According to Riverdale Police Chief Todd Spivey, a witness in the Town Center area saw two children, ages 2 and 3, alone in a vehicle and alerted an officer at a court building. 

Officers arrested Kimberly Bandoh on a misdemeanor charge of leaving unattended children in a vehicle, Spivey said. Bandoh was booked into Clayton County Jail.

Police said the children didn't appear to be in the car for more than 20 minutes and, given the cooler weather, didn't appear to be in any immediate danger. However, Riverdale does have a city code prohibiting anyone from leaving their kids in a car at anytime.

"Well, I think times are different," Riverdale City Manager Scott Wood said. "I'm of an age where when I was that age, my mother would leave us in the car and run into the grocery store and nobody gave it a second thought. But we all know that society has changed, circumstances have changed and consequently the law has changed at the same time."

Bandoh is president of the Clayton County Bar Association and at one time was a magistrate judge. She is already out on bond. 

Bandoh had no comment when contacted by 11Alive News.

 

 

 


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