Latest Child endangerment News

Des Moines father charged in serious injury of infant

Jan. 22, 2021 1:10 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines father has been arrested and charged after police say he seriously injured his 4-month-old daughter last year. Zachary Wallace, 26, was arrested early Friday morning and booked into the Polk County Jail, station WHO-TV reported. He’s charged with child...

Police arrest child care owner accused of hurting 1-year-old

Jan. 21, 2021 11:03 AM EST

SUMNER, Iowa (AP) — The owner of a child care facility in northeastern Iowa has been arrested and charged with child endangerment after being accused of injuring a 1-year-old in her care, police said. An employee reported Crystal Bahe, 54, of Sumner, to authorities, television station KCRG reported. Bahe...

Charges filed after boy found outdoors in cold

Jan. 20, 2021 8:58 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Mandan couple is charged with child endangerment after their 4-year-old son, dressed in pajamas, was found outdoors in freezing temperatures. A caller told police the child was visibly shaking when found three-tenths of a mile from his home Saturday morning without shoes and wrapped...

Waitress credited with helping boy after noticing bruises

Jan. 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

A Florida waitress who noticed bruises on an 11-year-old boy flashed him a handwritten note asking him if he needed help, and when he nodded yes, she called the police, authorities said. Orlando police credited Flaviane Carvalho, a waitress at Mrs. Potato Restaurant, with coming to the boy's aid on New Year's Eve...

FILE - In this June 2, 2017, file photo, former Penn State President Graham Spanier departs after his sentencing hearing in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania prosecutors want a judge to order former Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin serving a county jail sentence for endangering children by the way he responded to a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had attacked a boy on campus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Prosecutors ask judge to order Graham Spanier report to jail

Jan. 13, 2021 4:02 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors want a judge to order former Penn State president Graham Spanier to begin serving a county jail sentence for endangering children by the way he responded to a complaint that Jerry Sandusky had attacked a boy on campus. The attorney general's office wrote in a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, New Orleans City Councilperson Jason Williams arrives at the Clerk of Criminal District Courts to qualify for the Orleans Parish DA race in New Orleans, La. Jason Williams takes the oath of office as the city’s new district attorney on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 facing budget challenges, a pandemic-related backlog of cases and high expectations from criminal justice reform advocates who rallied around his campaign — despite his indictment on federal tax charges. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP, File)

Prosecutor: I didn't know inauguration singer had open cases

Jan. 12, 2021 4:15 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The new district attorney in New Orleans, Jason Williams, said he was unaware that a star performer at his inauguration ceremony had criminal cases pending. Online court records show three pending cases involving trombonist and singer Glen David Andrews, who performed at Monday's...

Parents charged with murder in lice-linked death get bail

Jan. 12, 2021 10:22 AM EST

IVEY, Ga. (AP) — Parents charged with the murder of their 12-year-old daughter have been granted bail because prosecutors have not yet sought their indictment by a grand jury. Mary Katherine "Katie" Horton and John Joseph “Joey” Yozviak were each granted $100,000 bail Monday. Both remained...

Woman who padlocked young girl in dog cage gets prison term

Jan. 12, 2021 8:58 AM EST

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A woman who padlocked a 7-year-old girl in a dog cage in the basement of an Ohio home has been sentenced to three years in prison. A judge imposed the sentence Monday after Lillian Cottrell, 29, of Canton, pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Her boyfriend, Derek Mayle, 30, of Canton,...

New York man admits trying to have sex with New Jersey teen

Jan. 12, 2021 5:47 AM EST

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A janitor at a Staten Island, New York, hospital faces prison after he admitted trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a teenager, who turned out to be a police detective. John Emilio, 43, pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to endanger the welfare of children. Under terms...

Mom accused leaving 3-year-old alone with Lyft driver

Jan. 8, 2021 11:49 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in Manchester are searching for a mother accused of hiring a ride-hailing service to take her 3-year-old child to day care unsupervised in the vehicle. Police also are concerned about Stephanie Goddu's other child, a baby, who they said was found strapped into a carrier seat...