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Father charged with abandoning 3-year-old daughter at Harlem Subway

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HARLEM -- The Queens man who abandoned his 3-year-old daughter in a Harlem Subway restaurant was arrested Sunday.

Stanley Fredrique, 34, was charged with abandonment of a child, acting in a manner injurious to a child and reckless endangerment, cops said.

The 3-year-old named Natalie is about 2 feet tall and 25 pounds and was found wearing a green polka dot dress. (Photo: NYPD)

The 3-year-old named Natalie is about 2 feet tall and 25 pounds and was found wearing a green polka dot dress. (Photo: NYPD)

Employees told police a man bought the little girl a sandwich at the Subway on 281 St. Nicholas Ave. around 11:23 p.m. before leaving her there. A worker who witnessed what happened took her to a nearby police station.

The girl, whose name is Natalie, was found wearing a light green dress with polka dots, pink pants and blue sneakers. She is about 2 feet tall and weighs 25 pounds.

Natalie was taken into custody by children's services.

"We are very concerned about the well being of this child," the Administration of Children's Services said in a statement." Once she came into the custody of ACS, we did everything we could to make her feel secure and comfortable. We are investigating the circumstances of this case."