Father facing charges after baby found alone in park

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SANDUSKY, OH – A 26-year-old father is facing child endangering charges, after his infant son was found crawling around a park in Sandusky Tuesday afternoon.

According to police reports, a construction worker was on the third floor of a building, when he saw the baby crawling around Farwell Park. The worker told police there were no adults around the child.

“He then rushed down to the park, completely in shock and made sure the child was ok,” the police report states.

The construction worker saw a neighbor and asked her for help. She called police and took the child to a nearby home.

“I was sure surprised,” said Willie Keys, who said her son’s girlfriend brought the baby to her Fourth Street home. “We changed his diaper and gave him something to eat. He was in good condition and played here until Children Services came and got him.”

A short time later police found the father, Jeremy Quillen, on top of a slide in the park, unresponsive. Quillen was taken to the hospital and then arrested on a charge of child endangering.

The boy’s mother was working at the time of the incident.

“This is not something that happens often,” said Lt. Scott Dahlgren of the Sandusky police department. “We are very glad that citizens stepped up and helped out.”

The baby was not injured.