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Source: Parents left children in hot car while in divorce court

Posted July 8, 2011 4:22 p.m. EDT
Updated July 8, 2011 5:37 p.m. EDT

— Police arrested a Raleigh couple Friday on charges they left their three sons, ages 2, 4 and 6, inside a closed car for more than an hour as the temperature climbed to 87 degrees.

Sources at the Wake County Courthouse said Rodney Hodge, 23, and Angela M. Diljak, 25, were inside working on their divorce proceedings while their children waited in the car.

Hodge and Diljak, both of 1512 Montrose St., are scheduled to return to court Aug. 10 to face charges of misdemeanor child abuse. 

The three children were in the custody of relatives after Friday's arrest. Both parents remained in jail on $10,000 bond.