The man who was accused of leaving a boy alone in a hot car while he went shoplifting with the child’s mother has been found guilty .
A jury Thursday found Stephen Clemens guilty of child neglect and entering without breaking.
The incident took place in the parking lot of Kohl’s at the Highlands back in July.
Police said Clemens took his girlfriend’s 9-year-old son to a hot car after the child was being fussy in the store. While the boy was in the car, Clemens and his girlfriend, Jeanette Darnley, shoplifted in the store.
Darnley entered an Alford Plea on a charge of child neglect on October 18. The plea means she did not admit guilt but recognized prosecutors have enough evidence to convict her.
Darnley faces up to 5 years behind bars when sentenced. Clemens faces one to five years in jail on the child neglect conviction, and one to 10 years for entering without breaking.