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A Las Vegas man whose daughter was found dead inside his hot car was released on bond Thursday.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 6, after he refused to let his brother and a police officer break a window in his vehicle to rescue his 21-month-old daughter, Sayah Deal.

Deal, who had sole custody of Sayah, took the toddler to visit his girlfriend, who is the mother of two of his children.

The two argued and Deal left the apartment with his daughter. He later told police he placed Sayah in her carseat and returned to his girlfriend's apartment to ask her to call his mother.

His girlfriend said he told her he locked his keys in the car which was running with the AC on.

Deal's girlfriend said she refused to open her door to let him in, but she agreed to call his mother for car insurance information. Her call log showed she was on the phone for 23 minutes.

Deal's insurance did not have roadside assistance and he would have to pay for a locksmith, according to KTNV.

Deal's brother, Samid, told police he received a call from Deal telling him he "accidentally locked" his daughter inside the car.

When Samid arrived at the scene, he removed his shirt and wrapped it around his hand to break the window out, but his brother stopped him. Deal told Samid he didn't have the money to repair a broken window.

The brothers flagged down a police car in the neighborhood and the three men waited for a tow truck to arrive.

When the little girl laid down on the floorboard of the car, Deal told the officer that she was asleep.

After several minutes, the officer decided to break out the back window and pulled Sayah's limp body out of the car.

Patrol officers began CPR but Sayah was pronounced dead.

Deal was arrested because Las Vegas police felt he knew his daughter was inside the hot car for an extended period of time and he did not allow his bother and the officer to break a window.

Deal was booked on one charge of child neglect resulting in substantial bodily harm.

According to court records, Deal posted $20,000 bond on Thursday morning and was released from the Clark County Detention Center.
 

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A 26-year-old man is behind bars after kidnapping an 11-year-old girl he met on Instagram.com. In text messages, Keith Green told the girl to pack her bags without her name or initials on them.

According to Crime Online, he told her they would have to "lay low" for six or seven years until she was of legal age.

He also told her he was "risking his life to be with her," according to the police report.

The arrest report said Green intended to tell people the girl was his niece and that he gained custody of her after her parents died.

The text messages were deleted before police could read them, but the girl's mother told police she viewed the messages.

Green used Instagram to groom the girl, and the warrant said deputies used a photo posted to the girl's Instagram account to identify him.

The girl has been returned to her mother, according to WEAR TV.

Green will be extradited back to Orange County. He faces charges of kidnapping, interference with custody, and luring or enticing a child.

About 58% 0f children under age 16 have their own social media accounts, according to a recent study.

Parental advocacy groups are lobbying lawmakers to fine social media outlets that allow children to register accounts. Measures that social media outlets can take to restrict children on social media includes a button that users can press to alert them that a child has an account.

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A 17-year-old boy was charged with raping his 11-year-old sister after the girl gave birth to a boy in a bathtub at her St. Charles, Missouri home.

The teenager was charged with statutory rape, incest and statutory sodomy of a person younger than 12 last week. Their parents were charged with child endangerment, according to a probable cause statement.

Police say the girl's parents did not provide medical care to the child after she gave birth in a bathtub at their suburban St. Louis home, according to FOX 4 News.

The police were called when the teenager brought the newborn boy to a local hospital. The baby still had the umbilical cord and placenta attached and a low body temperature of 90 degrees.

The teenager initially claimed the baby had been dropped off on his porch by an ex-girlfriend.

When he couldn't provide the ex-girlfriend's name, he finally admitted the baby was his and that his minor sister had given birth at home.

The parents claimed they were not aware their daughter was pregnant or that she was allegedly being sexually assaulted by her brother, according to the probable cause statement.

During an interrogation, the teenager told police he had sex with his sister about 100 times but did not know she was pregnant.

The baby boy, who was born prematurely, remains hospitalized. The 11-year-old girl is in the care of relatives.

Police say the children's father was in the U.S. illegally and had been previously deported back to his home country.

All three suspects are being held at the St. Charles County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash only for the mother, $100,000 cash only for the father and $25,000 cash only for the teenager, according to court records.

The three suspects were not named to protect the identity of the minor girl.

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