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Police: Tots Bathed Alone As Dad Smoked Pot

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MIAMI – (CBS4) – A 23-year-old father faces child neglect charges for allegedly leaving his two young children unsupervised as they took a bath Sunday morning. One of the two children remains hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

Aurelio Diaz called 911 when he checked in on his 11-month-old daughter and found her floating. He immediately performed CPR, according to the Miami-Dade police report.

Diaz told police that he had been smoking marijuana and then “placed both children in the tub.” The other child was a 2-year-old boy.

He told police he went to check in on them every five minutes and that the children were in the tub for about 30 minutes.

The children survived, although one of them was transported to the hospital. A  family court judge was expected to hear the case Monday to determine who will care for the children.

The incident occurred Sunday just before 11 a.m. on the 7900 block of Southwest 210th Street.

A judge ordered Diaz to be held on $10,000 bond.

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