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Tenn. Police: Woman leaves daughter in 100+ degree car while auditioning at strip club

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Kelsey McMurtry (PHOTO: Metro Nashville Police Department) Kelsey McMurtry (PHOTO: Metro Nashville Police Department)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A 24-year-old Tennessee woman has been arrested on child neglect charges for a second time after police say she left her 14-month-old daughter in a hot car while she danced at a strip club. 

Kelsey McMurtry was auditioning at Deja Vu Showgirls in Nashville when witnesses noticed the child in the car. They said the girl was wearing a coat inside the car with the windows rolled up. Police said the temperature inside the car was above 100 degrees. 

McMurtry, who works as a bikini and lingerie model and as a ring girl during boxing and MMA events, told police she left her daughter in the care of her friend, 19-year-old Summer Taylor. However, according to an arrest warrant Taylor was inside the club watching McMurtry dance, and not watching the child. Taylor told police she had been checking on the child, but witnesses say they didn't see her outside. 

Officers found the little girl soaked in sweat and urine. 

This isn't the first time McMurtry has been arrested for child neglect. She was also charged with it back in April. 

McMurtry is being charged with felony child neglect and criminal impersonation after she initially gave police a fake name. She is being held on a $40,000 bond. 

Taylor also faces a felony child neglect charge and her bond has been fixed at $10,000. 

The child has been placed in the car of Children's Services. 

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