Latest Child endangerment News

Missing boy's mother, man, plead not guilty to charges

Oct. 20, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — The mother of a missing 5-year-old New Hampshire boy and a man who was arrested with her in New York pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges as authorities continue to search for the child. Meanwhile,...

Lawrence man charged in shooting that killed toddler

Oct. 20, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 2-year-old last month. Bishop Mendoza, 21, was charged Tuesday in the death of a boy, Legend King, at a Lawrence home on Sept. 17. Police said at the time the...

Father charged with murder in death of son found in freezer

Oct. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder in the death of his son, whose remains were found in a freezer at the family home in May, police announced Tuesday. Kassceen Weaver, 49, was indicted last week on charges of felony murder, aggravated...

AG asks Indiana Supreme Court to take adoption neglect case

Oct. 17, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general’s office has asked the state’s highest court to take up a case involving a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter. The attorney general's office has requested the Indiana Supreme Court reverse...

Nevada man accused of shooting at cars north of Reno

Oct. 15, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 44-year-old Nevada man accused of assault with a deadly weapon and child endangerment after they say he was shooting at cars near his home in the high desert about 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of Reno. David...

Eastern Missouri man charged in crash that killed child

Oct. 15, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an eastern Missouri man accused of driving at more than four times the speed limit when he crashed, killing a 10-year-old child in his car and injuring two other children. The crash happened Sunday afternoon in Sunset...

Two people charged in death of 2-year-old Ames boy

Oct. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two people have been charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy in April, Ames police said Thursday. Trevin D. Nicholson, 25, of Centennial, Colorado, was charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment causing death. He was arrested Tuesday in...

Child welfare agency ex-head pleads guilty in backlog case

Oct. 14, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The former head of a county welfare agency in northeastern Pennsylvania pleaded guilty Thursday to endangering children by concealing abuse allegations to clear a backlog of cases. Joanne Van Saun, who resigned as Luzerne County's director of the...

Wisconsin woman enters plea for hiding son's body in trunk

Oct. 13, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman has entered a plea agreement for neglecting her 5-year-son until he died and hiding his body in the trunk of her car for months. Sagal Hussein, 26, pleaded no contest Tuesday in Brown County Circuit Court to charges including...

Georgia couple charged after girl they were babysitting dies

Oct. 11, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A husband and wife were arrested early Monday in north Georgia and charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl they were babysitting. Juan Martinez, 31, and Nancy Martinez, 32, were being held without bond at the Hall County jail on...