Latest Child endangerment News

Officials: Neglect contributed to near-drowning of child

Sep. 22, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island child welfare officials said Wednesday that neglect contributed to the near-drowning of a 2-year-old child in Cranston this summer. The child nearly drowned in an aboveground pool on July 19, the state Department of Children, Youth and...

Virginia investigators now believe missing 3-year-old died

Sep. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — Investigators in western Virginia announced Tuesday that they now believe that a missing 3-year-old girl is dead. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that an investigation has revealed that Khaleesi Cuthriell, who had been...

Authorities search for girl unaccounted for since February

Sep. 21, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in western Virginia are searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been unaccounted for since February. Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith said that Khaleesi Cuthriell was in the care of Candi Royer from October until January of this year,...

Crocker man charged with murder in infant daughter's death

Sep. 20, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 24-year-old man was charged Monday in the death of his 8-month-old daughter. Dillon Snider, 24, was charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death and endangering the welfare of a child. Snider remains jailed in Miller...

Women who took MAGA hat, tore up Trump sign get probation

Sep. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two Delaware women who confronted supporters of former President Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the 2020 Democratic National Convention have been sentenced to probation. In a video viewed millions of times...

Stepfather charged after 4-year-old fires unsecured gun

Sep. 18, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

WEST BATH, Maine (AP) — A West Bath man has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after his 4-year-old stepson fired an unsecured gun into an adjacent apartment, authories said. According to the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office, the man allegedly took...

Psychologist facing child porn counts reaches plea deal

Sep. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — A child psychologist facing dozens of counts related to child pornography pleaded guilty to child endangerment and tampering with evidence in exchange for all other counts being dismissed. Gregory Ramey, 71, entered his pleas Wednesday in Greene...

Beshear slams school leaders that refuse to require masks

Sep. 16, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor on Thursday berated school leaders who refuse to extend mask requirements, accusing them of endangering children at a time the coronavirus is raging throughout the state. While more than 80% of Kentucky school districts have...

Charge amended for Minot man accused of child abuse

Sep. 16, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A Minot man accused of injuring a baby has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect and has been sentenced to time already served in jail. Phillip Boswell, 40, was initially accused of breaking the baby's arm and causing a permanent...

Tennessee man sentenced to 51 years in son's death

Sep. 15, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 51 years in prison in the death of his 5-year-old son, who was reported missing in 2018 and hasn't been found. A judge in Dickson County handed down the sentence Tuesday for Joseph Daniels after nearly three...