Latest Child endangerment News

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...

Iowa caregiver arrested after drugs linked to baby's death

Oct. 11, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman faces criminal charges after a baby girl who had been in her care died and was found to have illicit drugs in her system. Des Moines police arrested Nicole Ghee, 40, on suspicion of child endangerment and drug possession in the...

New trial slated for man facing child endangerment charges

Oct. 10, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Wyndmere man facing four counts of felony child endangerment in Burleigh County is again scheduled for trial after missing several court dates since being charged nearly two years ago. The Bismarck Tribune reports Tory Fowler, 37, was stopped in...

Ex-Army couple avoids more prison time in child abuse case

Oct. 06, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former Army major and his wife who prosecutors said routinely beat their young foster children and denied them food and water as punishment avoided more prison time Wednesday, the third sentencing in the long-running case after federal appeals courts struck down the...

Man gets 19-year prison term in death of girlfriend's son

Oct. 05, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A man was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in prison for his role in the death of his girlfriend’s 6-year-old son, who authorities say died when his mother tried to abandon the child and his two older siblings at an Ohio park. James Hamilton, 43,...