Latest Child endangerment News

Mom charged after police say she abandoned special needs son

Dec. 11, 2019 1:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police charged a mother with cruelty to children Wednesday after her special needs teenager was found abandoned at a downtown hospital, cold, confused and unable to say who he was. The mother told investigators she left her 14-year-old son at Grady Memorial Hospital because she felt...

Dad, 2 women arrested in death of abused West Virginia girl

Dec. 11, 2019 9:54 AM EST

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have been charged in the death of an 8-year-old West Virginia girl who was allegedly beaten, starved, forced to sleep on a floor and banned from drinking water. The girl's father, Marty Browning, his partner Julie Dawn Titchenell and her sister Sherie Titchenell were...

Man accused of ditching boy because he thought he was gay

Dec. 10, 2019 11:29 AM EST

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is accused of child neglect after leaving a child alone at night outside a police station because he thought the boy might be gay, police said. Haines City police didn't say in an arrest report whether the boy was the son of Evenaud Julmeus, 30. The child's name, age...

Author of simulated video of mass shooting pleads not guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 9:06 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 30-year old California man pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child abuse charges after online videos appeared to show him pointing an assault rifle and rehearsing a mass shooting from a downtown San Diego hotel room. Steve Homoki was arrested Thursday with 14 guns at his home in...

Deserted 5-year-old takes toddler to neighbor in bitter cold

Dec. 7, 2019 12:37 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 5-year-old child left alone in a house in a remote Alaska village carried a toddler half a mile to a neighbor's home in the bitter cold wearing only socks and light clothing after the power went out, authorities said Friday. Both children suffered cold-weather injuries in...

Police: Mother tied son’s hands during California fire

Dec. 2, 2019 6:23 PM EST

SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman placed a plastic bag over her 3-year-old son’s head and tied his hands as their Santa Paula home burned. Santa Paula police say 47-year-old Maricela Magana Ruiz and her son were treated for smoke inhalation after the Sunday fire. Firefighters found...

Mother charged with murder in deaths of 2 young children

Dec. 2, 2019 4:34 PM EST

KEMPTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are linking the mother of two young children found hanging in a Pennsylvania home to internet searches for suicide and crime shortly before their deaths, according to court documents filed in support of murder charges against the woman. Lisa Snyder, 36, was charged with...

Father charged with endangerment in death of 2-year-old

Nov. 22, 2019 4:40 PM EST

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — The father of a 2-year-old suburban St. Louis girl who accidentally shot herself earlier this week is now charged in her death. St. Louis County prosecutors on Friday charged 34-year-old Uziel Israel with first-degree child endangerment. Police say Israel is not yet in custody....

Sheriff: Missing girl’s mother jailed after suicide attempt

Nov. 22, 2019 2:30 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The 27-year-old mother of a missing 5-year-old girl has been released from the hospital and taken to jail on charges of child neglect and giving false information to law enforcement. Jacksonville Sheriff’s officials said Brianna Williams tried to kill herself after remains...

Mother of missing girl transferred from hospital to jail

Nov. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who authorities say tried to kill herself days after reporting her 5-year-old daughter missing earlier this month has been released from the hospital and booked into jail. The Florida Times-Union reports that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office confirmed...