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Man who left daughter in parking lot won't be charged

A man arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of endangering his daughter by leaving her at a community college parking lot was released because the Orange County district attorney's office declined to prosecute, jail records show.

Jason Richard Buchea, 33, of Costa Mesa, was arrested Monday on suspicion of leaving his 11-month-old daughter in a car seat in the parking lot at Irvine Valley College, but he was released from jail Wednesday.

"I can tell you they've reviewed the case and … chosen not to move ahead with prosecution," Irvine police Cmdr. Matt Mahoney said.

A district attorney's spokeswoman said the office reviewed the case but determined it couldn't prove criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt, and the incident appeared to be an accident.

Mahoney said there was insufficient probable cause for an arrest.

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— Lauren Williams, Times Community News

 
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