SELDEN - A Mount Sinai dad has been held on bail after being accused of leaving his daughter in a hot car.

Police say Juan Pablo Aguilar Varela left the girl inside his car yesterday at the Selden Plaza on Middle Country Road while he went shopping. It was 85 degrees outside at the time of the incident.

When firefighters showed up at the scene, they rescued the 4-year-old from the car. Officials say the toddler was drenched in sweat, but is expected to be OK.

Varela is being held on $2,500 cash bail and will be back in court tomorrow.