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Charlie Her Accused of Leaving Children Unattended While Having Sex Pleads No Contest to Resisting Arrest

A man accused of obstructing an investigation after leaving two young children unattended while having sex in a South San Francisco motel room pleaded no contest Tuesday to resisting arrest and was sentenced to probation, prosecutors said. Charlie Her, 29, entered the plea in Judge Elizabeth Lee’s courtroom in Redwood City and was sentenced to a year of probation, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.

The other defendant in the case, 21-year-old Mindy Trinh, is set for trial in March. Trinh is facing a felony charge of child endangerment. Trinh and Her, both Fresno residents, were staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport Hotel at 121 E. Grand Ave. on Sept. 3 when she left her two children, ages 3 years and 10 months, in the bathtub while the couple had sex. The 3-year-old cried out for Trinh, and they found the 10-month-old baby unconscious in the bathwater, prosecutors said.

Paramedics resuscitated the baby but Her and Trinh lied to police investigators about what happened and were arrested for obstructing an investigation.

The couple was issued a no contact order and the children were placed under court protection. Trinh remains out of custody on $125,000 bail, prosecutors said.

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