Authorities have dropped child endangerment charges against the Scott Township father .
and the Allegheny County district attorney’s office decided to withdraw the two counts against 38-year-old Govindaraj Narayanasamy after he agreed to take several weeks of parenting classes.
Scott police Chief Jim Secreet said while Narayanasamy took the courses. The charges were eventually dropped before his Aug. 9 preliminary hearings before District Judge Gary Zyra after Narayanasamy completed the class.
“It’s not something where you want him to go to jail,” Secreet said. “But you just want to get them on the right track. He went to parenting classes and hopefully he learned something from that.”
Police said he left the 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy alone in Scott Park for nearly two hours on April 7 while he shopped at and later showered at .
The child endangerment charges after a group called Free Range Kids linked to the story and several members criticized the police officer’s decision to file charges.