Latest Child endangerment News

Missouri man charged with illegal circumcision of 2 teens

Oct. 11, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who started his own religious ministry has been charged with illegally circumcising two teenagers. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 47-year-old Curtis Abbott, of Nixa, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of unauthorized...

Judge cites father's 'callous' 911 call; orders murder trial

Oct. 11, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered two Michigan parents to stand trial for murder in the death of their malnourished 10-month-old daughter, citing the "callousness" of the father's 911 call in which he referred to the child as "dead as a door knob." Seth Welch and Tatiana Fusari were charged in...

Georgia mom arrested after 2 kids left in hot car in Florida

Oct. 4, 2018 7:30 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty police officer rescued a little girl and a baby left in a hot car atop a hospital parking garage in Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the children were rushed inside Tuesday for treatment at Memorial Hospital. Their 29-year-old mother,...

Florida woman gets 12 years for poisoning baby with Tylenol

Oct. 4, 2018 4:13 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman convicted of child abuse and neglect has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for poisoning her infant daughter with Tylenol. WJXT-TV reports 40-year-old Shauna Dee Taylor also was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years of probation. A state attorney's office says Taylor...

Palestinians bury 7 killed in latest flare-up in Gaza Strip

Sep. 29, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Gazans on Saturday thronged the funerals of seven people killed by Israeli troops during mass protests the previous day, chanting anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans and calling for revenge. The coastal strip's ruling Hamas militant group, meanwhile, dispatched a...

Dad of baby found crawling in road is charged with neglect

Sep. 28, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Police say the father of a baby boy found crawling across a busy New Jersey street last week has been charged with child neglect. NJ.com reports that the father surrendered to Lakewood police Friday afternoon and was charged with cruelty/neglect of a child, a fourth-degree crime....

Parents charged with neglect after baby's meth-related death

Sep. 28, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

MADISON, Ind. (AP) — Two southern Indiana parents are charged with neglect after authorities determined that the July death of their 3-month-old son was due to methamphetamine ingestion. Indiana State Police say 32-year-old Deven G. Frisque and 28-year-old Tara L. Savage were arrested this week the death...

Wisconsin mother charged in scalding death of toddler

Sep. 27, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee mother is charged in the scalding death of her 2-year-old daughter, who had recently been returned to her by child protection services. A criminal complaint says 41-year-old Lisa Simmons placed the toddler in scalding bathwater. An autopsy found Zayanna Simmons died of thermal...

Prosecutor cancels grand jury in New Mexico compound case

Sep. 26, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney on Wednesday canceled plans to convene a grand jury to hear testimony against five adults who were initially detained on suspicion of child neglect at a ramshackle compound in New Mexico where a boy was found dead. Taos-area District Attorney Donald Gallegos took...

Woman pleads guilty to letting boyfriend molest daughter

Sep. 26, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

MARION, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana woman has admitted to charges that she allowed her boyfriend to molest her daughter, leaving the child pregnant at age 10. The 33-year-old Marion woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of neglect, aiding child molesting and assisting a criminal. She agreed to...