James Bentley has been charged with child endangerment

4:23 PM, Dec 30, 2013   |    comments
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ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A father has been arrested and charged for child neglect in Virginia, police said.

The incident happened on December 27 around 3:37 p.m. at the 500 block of S. 23rd Street when James Bentley, 46, the father of a 10-year-old boy and one-year-old daughter left both children in his car in a parking lot while he went to gamble on a horse racing video game inside a bar. 

Bentley has been charged with child endangerment. He was held on a secured bond, police said. 

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