Latest Child endangerment News

Cops: Woman left child alone in hotel so she could gamble

Nov. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey woman left a 4-year-old girl alone in a hotel room while she gambled at a Pennsylvania casino. Police went to the Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem around 4 a.m. Saturday after the girl was found wandering alone in the casino’s hotel lobby. The girl...

Dad facing charges after toddler accidentally shoots mom

Nov. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EST

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — A woman was accidentally shot and wounded when she tried to take a loaded gun from her toddler son at the family’s Pennsylvania home. Authorities disclosed details of the shooting when they announced Monday that the woman’s husband would face charges of reckless endangerment...

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...

Records: Baby who died suffered at least a dozen injuries

Nov. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania court records show the chilling details of the injuries suffered by an 8-month-old baby who died. Luis Francisco Quinones, of Harrisburg, was charged in the death of his girlfriend’s son earlier this month after an autopsy found the child had suffered at least a...

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...

Authorities: Wounded infant's dad used him as 'human shield'

Nov. 13, 2019 7:28 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia father whose infant son was critically wounded in a shooting last month stands accused of using the child as a "human shield" while attempting to buy drugs with counterfeit money. Nafes Monroe is charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment. It's not known if...

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...