Latest Child endangerment News

Authorities: Mom charged after leaving child in hot car

Mar. 30, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A mother who left her 2-year-old child in a hot car while shopping at Walmart has been arrested, Florida authorities said. Marsha Ouwigho, 20, was charged with child neglect, The Gainesville Sun reported. Witnesses called authorities Saturday afternoon after they saw the girl...

Woman indicted in death of newborn found in Ohio dormitory

Mar. 26, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been charged criminally in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland. Breyona Reddick, 19, of Cleveland, was indicted by a Portage County grand jury on aggravated murder, felonious assault, endangering children,...

Montana grandmother pleads not guilty in boy's beating death

Mar. 24, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana woman pleaded not guilty to charges she beat and tortured her 12-year-old grandson to death at their home. Patricia Batts, 48, is charged with deliberate homicide, aggravated kidnapping, criminal child endangerment, and strangulation of partner or family member in the death...

This photo combo provided by Scott County (Iowa) Jail shows from left, Tre Henderson and Jacqueline Rambert. Rambert was sentenced to 50 years in prison on charges stemming from the beating death of her 5-year-old son Friday, March 20, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. She'd pleaded guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and child endangerment-multiple acts. Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge in return for her pleas. Rambert also had agreed to testify against her co-defendant and former boyfriend, Tre Henderson. He was convicted Feb. 13, 2020, of first-degree murder and other crimes. (Scott County (Iowa) Jail via AP)

Chicago woman gets prison for beating death of son in Iowa

Mar. 24, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A woman from Chicago has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison on charges stemming from the beating death of her 5-year-old son in Iowa. Jacqueline Rambert, 26, was sentenced Friday in Davenport, court records said. She pleaded guilty to child endangerment resulting in death and...

Arkansas couple is charged in death of infant daughter

Mar. 23, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A southwest Arkansas couple has been charged in Miller County with second-degree murder in the death of their 7-month-old daughter and endangering the welfare of the girl's twin brother. The Texarkana Gazette reports that Crystal Morrow, 24, Dustin Harley, 19, both of Fouke, about...

Not guilty plea entered to assault, abuse of child under 7

Mar. 20, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Roberts County man has pleaded not guilty to felony child abuse, assault resulting in serious injuries and child neglect. Michael Robinson, 21, appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Minneapolis following his arrest, the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota said this week. An...

Mother, daughter charged with abuse at day care center

Mar. 19, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

PEVELY, Mo. (AP) — A woman accused of abusing four toddlers in 2017 at an eastern Missouri church day care center continued working until January because her mother, who directed the center, did not report the abuse, prosecutors said. Kimberly Boyd, 55, and Kaileen Boyd, 24, of Hillsboro, were charged...

Toddler falls out of pickup and is struck by car; 2 charged

Mar. 18, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Two people have been charged in Ohio after a toddler fell from a pickup truck, was struck by another vehicle and was critically injured. A 15-month-old child fell from the rear passenger side of the pickup and landed in the road in Coshocton on Monday morning, according to the...

South Carolina guardians charged in 1-year-old's abuse death

Mar. 17, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina filed new charges on Monday against a man and a woman accused of involvement in the blunt force trauma death of a 1-year-old boy in their care. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office charged Ronnie Glenn Christen, 30, and Molly Morgan Spivey, 22, with...

Man who ran stop sign gets 10 years for Sioux City collision

Mar. 17, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man who ran a stop sign and caused a fatal crash last summer has been given 10 years in prison. Woodbury County court records say Julian Espinoza, 33, was sentenced Monday in Sioux City. He'd pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by driving recklessly, causing the July...