Man charged with leaving child
July 30, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police are charging a man with endangering the welfare of his 2-year-old daughter who was allegedly left unattended in car outside Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino before she was found by casino security.

Casino officials say Forme Balebako, 35, will be banned from the facility for life.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for the Swissvale man, who told police he planned to take his child for a walk along the river before he went into the casino to use a rest- room.

While inside, Balebako told police he stopped to play a slot machine.

Casino officials notified police after finding the child unattended in the car for 22 minutes on Monday morning.

Police say the car was locked and cool and the child was found in good health.

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