You’ve probably heard the stories, but this one has come true. Believe it or not, Tuan Huynh, a 47-year-old father from Pennsylvania, “pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child under 18 stemming from his arrest for abandoning his 16 year-old daughter near the Cheltenham Mall for receiving a low grade in calculus.” Continue reading for more information.
Assistant District Attorney Cara McMenamin told the station that the girl wandered around the Cheltenham Mall for hours before a minister finally approached her and called for help. Huynh pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child. He is not allowed to return home until he has completed parenting classes, the station reported.
Huynh could have faced up to five years in jail, but instead he will do two years of probation and 100 hours of community service. McMenamin claims Huynh had no remorse for what he did and said he can do with his child what he sees fit.