Charges dropped for mother accused of leaving child in hot car

Prosecutors drop case against Monique Williams

ORLANDO, Fla. - An Orange County foster mom who police say left a 15-month-old child inside a hot car will not face any charges.

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Prosecutors dropped the case against Monique Williams, officials said on Wednesday.

Williams was arrested last month after the boy was found sweaty inside a car parked outside a Publix in Apopka.

Surveillance video showed that Williams was inside the store for about 20 minutes.

Williams told investigators that the boy had pink eye, which is why she didn't take him inside the grocery store.

Joe Durso with Community Based Care of Central Florida said they are in the process of revoking Williams' foster care license and her kids have been placed with another foster family.

"She just made a poor choice and unfortunately it's a choice that we are not going to live with, that's why we are moving to revoke her license," Durso said.

Apopka police say they are happy about the children being removed but are frustrated with the judicial process.

"It really tears at the heart strings when there is not ramifications whatsoever about it," said Cpt. Randi Fernandez.

Williams was a foster mother for two years and had no history of complaints.

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