[UPDATED with Case Dropped:] Jason Richard Buchea, Irvine Valley College Worker, Allegedly Endangered His Baby on Campus
See Update No. 1 clarifying the suspect's job at Irvine Valley College.
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Irvine Police were called by campus police just after 1 p.m. Monday about the baby who passersby found in the lot with no vehicle or adult nearby, according to a statement from Irvine Police Lt. Bill Whalen.
Though the girl appeared to be healthy, she was taken by Orange County Fire Authority paramedics to Hoag Hospital Irvine for evaluation, states Whalen, adding the 11-month-old was ultimately taken into custody by Orange County Child Protective Services.
|Jason Buchea strums ...|
Buchea's Facebook page shows him strumming an instrument.
UPDATE NO. 1, OCT. 16, 1:57 P.M.: Irvine Valley College has alerted the media and the Irvine Police Department to clarify Buchea, 33, is not a teacher on campus.
He is a "short term temporary employee," according to spokeswoman Diane Oaks.
Asked what that means, Oaks replied, "For clarity, Mr. Buchea is a part-time accompanist. . . . He is not a teacher."
Various websites mentioning campus musical productions note Buchea accompanied on drums.
UPDATE NO. 2, OCT. 18, 9:48 A.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) has reportedly declined to file charges against Buchea.
Farrah Emami, the OCDA spokeswoman, reportedly told the Orange County Register that Buchea seems to have left his toddler daughter behind at IVC accidentally and criminal intent could therefore not be proven in court.
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