Latest Child endangerment News

2nd charge against Missouri man whose wife disappeared

Nov. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected in the disappearance of his wife in Columbia is facing an additional charge. KMIZ-TV reports Boone County Prosecutors Dan Knight on Monday filed an amended complaint adding a first-degree child endangerment charge against Joseph Elledge, who previously was charged with...

Man pleads not guilty after son brings drugs to school

Nov. 16, 2019 12:13 PM EST

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to drug charges after authorities said his 5-year-old son brought heroin to school and told his teacher that when he tastes the powder he becomes Spider-Man. The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports that 29-year-old Benny Garcia, of Holyoke, was...

Husband of malnourished girl’s legal guardian charged

Nov. 16, 2019 11:07 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have charged the husband of a malnourished 11-year-old girl’s legal guardian. WXIX-TV reports 61-year-old Charles Breeze is in custody at a Cincinnati hospital. Breeze was indicted Thursday in Brown County on endangering children, felonious assault and kidnapping...

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip

Nov. 15, 2019 1:01 AM EST

A teacher administering an online test who heard an 11-year-old student say she was hungry and only allowed to eat a small plate of rice each day alerted investigators in Ohio that something was amiss. Authorities found the girl was severely malnourished, living in filth and had been isolated for years. The girl...

Report: Neighbor say missing Florida girl wandering alone

Nov. 14, 2019 11:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A neighbor of a missing Florida girl told investigators the 5-year-old child was “alone and often wandering” around the apartment complex where she lived with her mother, who reported her missing last week. Brianna Williams was charged Tuesday with child neglect and providing...

Ex-bus driver convicted in assault on disabled student

Nov. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi school bus driver has been convicted of misdemeanor charges related to the videotaped assault of a disabled student. The Sun Herald reports jurors on Wednesday found 58-year-old Antioinette Jane Raymond guilty of simple assault and contributing to the...

Mother of missing Florida girl charged; human remains found

Nov. 12, 2019 7:12 PM EST

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — Police searching for a 5-year-old Florida girl who was reported missing last week by her mother found human remains in rural Alabama, authorities said Tuesday. Taylor Rose Williams' mother, who said her daughter disappeared from home overnight, was later charged with child neglect...

The Latest: Mother of missing girl charged with neglect

Nov. 12, 2019 7:02 PM EST

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a missing Florida girl (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities say they've charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old Florida girl with child neglect and giving false information to investigators. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams announced the charges against Brianna...

'Jersey Shore' star pleads not guilty to domestic violence

Nov. 9, 2019 12:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, child endangerment, false imprisonment and other misdemeanors after his arrest last month in the Hollywood Hills. The 33-year-old Ortiz-Magro entered the plea Friday in Los Angeles to seven misdemeanor...

Correction: Missing Woman-Arrest story

Oct. 29, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 about the disappearance of a Chinese woman who has been living in the U.S., The Associated Press misspelled the woman's name. Her name is Mengqi Ji Elledge, not Menqi Ji Elledge. A corrected version of the story is below: Student whose wife is missing charged with...