Father Admits He Left 20-Month-Old Child Alone In Hotel Room

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - A father admitted on Monday that he left his young daughter alone in a hotel room over the weekend, Action News reported.

"I went out to get something to drink, I'm going to tell you that," Ricardo Adams said.

Action News cameras were in the courtroom to capture Adams' explanation as he told a judge that he left the 20-month-old child so that he could go out to get something to drink.

Adams was arrested after a security guard at the Eldorado Motel in Garfield Heights called the police when he saw Adams leave his daughter alone inside the room.

Adams pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges. The judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail and told him to seek treatment.

The toddler, meanwhile, was taken to a hospital where she was found to be in good condition.