HOUSTON The man who left a toddler alone at a McDonald s in northwest Houston Monday night has been charged with child abandonment, according to Harris County Sheriff s deputies.

Charles Godfrey, 32, dropped off the 2-year-old girl at the McDonald s at the corner of the Eastex Freeway and Little York around 7 p.m., deputies said.

Deputies said Godfrey, who is the boyfriend of the child s mother, sat the toddler at a table and left.

Employees immediately called 911.

The girl appeared fine but was taken to Texas Children s Hospital as a precaution.

About an hour later, Godfrey returned to the McDonalds looking for the child. He was then taken into custody.

According to records, Godfrey has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1998.

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