Latest Child endangerment News

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

Jan. 31, 2023 22:00 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The Associated Press has...

Woman enters child endangerment plea in toddler's 2018 death

Jan. 22, 2023 10:39 AM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, 2 1/2 weeks after jurors acquitted her ex-boyfriend of murder and other charges in the death of her 2-year-old son. Leah Mullinix, 26, entered an open plea to the third-degree felony charge last week in...

Searchers for missing Oklahoma girl find remains of child

Jan. 17, 2023 17:46 PM EST

Authorities searching for the body of a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl have found the remains of a child, but have not yet identified them as Athena Brownfield, who authorities say was beaten to death Christmas night, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. “The...

Haitians seizing on legal path to US rush to secure passport

Jan. 11, 2023 14:23 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Hundreds of Haitians are flocking daily to the sole immigration office in Port-au-Prince, pressing against the bright blue gate as they strain to hear whether their name is called, hoping they will soon be chosen to live legally in the U.S. under a new immigration...

Man acquitted of murder, endangering in 2018 death of boy, 2

Jan. 03, 2023 12:49 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been acquitted in the death of a friend’s toddler son more than four years ago. Jurors in York County Court deliberated for about two hours Friday before acquitting 43-year-old Tyree Bowie of first- and third-degree murder as well as child...

Police: NYC man arrested after striking wife with SUV

Dec. 28, 2022 16:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man accused by police of striking his estranged wife with an SUV and then stabbing her as their three children watched was charged Wednesday with attempted murder and other crimes. Stephen Giraldo, 36, also was charged with assault, reckless...

Homicide suspect mistakenly freed from jail faces new counts

Dec. 21, 2022 13:11 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man facing charges in two homicide cases, including the drug-related death of his infant son, was involved in another slaying after he was mistakenly released from jail late last month, authorities said. David A. Johnson III, 20, of Columbus, was...

California dad arrested after girl, 2, overdoses on fentanyl

Dec. 19, 2022 21:47 PM EST

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A central California man was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after his 2-year-old daughter overdosed on fentanyl, police said. The child was treated at a hospital and she's expected to make a full recovery, the Merced Police Department said in a...

Behind the Lens: Chronicling years-long abuse — with care

Dec. 16, 2022 21:39 PM EST

Associated Press photographers talk about their 2022 assignments, and share some of the stories behind the images. ___ THE PLACE: Bisbee, Arizona, United States THE STORY: Seven years of sex abuse: How Mormon officials let it happen THE...

2 charged in death of Missouri child who ingested fentanyl

Dec. 01, 2022 15:43 PM EST

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri adults have been charged in the death of a toddler after she ingested fentanyl, St. Louis County police announced Thursday. The child, 21-month-old Lilinna Leak, died after officers found her unconscious at a home in Florissant on Nov. 11, police...