Latest Child endangerment News

Mom sentenced in death of newborn found in college dorm

Jun. 21, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — A woman has been sentenced in the death of a newborn whose body was found inside a trash bag at college dormitory outside Cleveland. Breyona Reddick, 21, of Cleveland, was sentenced Tuesday to a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years, based on...

3 convicted of neglect resulting in death of 8-year-old girl

Jun. 14, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man and two women have been convicted of neglect resulting in the death of an 8-year-old girl. Jurors in Fayette County returned the verdict Monday afternoon for the girl's father, Marty Browning Jr., his wife, Julie Titchenell Browning,...

2 preschool workers charged after parent sees abuse on video

Jun. 09, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Two suburban Atlanta preschool teachers have been charged with felony child cruelty after parents alleged they saw the teachers physically abuse children on live video from the classroom. Roswell police on Wednesday told local news outlets they are asking the...

Mother charged after toddler overdoses

Jun. 07, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman is facing felony charges after her toddler ingested and overdosed on heroin or fentanyl, police said. Officers who discovered a lifeless body at the scene administered the overdose-antidote Narcan on Sunday, and the 1 1/2-year-old boy began to...

Man charged with assaulting, endangering infant

Jun. 07, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been arrested on charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child stemming from “suspicious and life-threatening injuries" to a 1-year-old infant, police said Tuesday. Police in Concord said they responded to a hospital...

Indiana man gets 40 years in 1-year-old son's fatal shooting

Jun. 04, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on child neglect charges stemming from the shooting death of his 1-year-old son by the boy's 4-year-old sibling. A St. Joseph County judge sentenced Avion Sexton Sr. to the maximum sentence Friday in...

Oregon dropping AI tool used in child abuse cases

Jun. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

Child welfare officials in Oregon will stop using an algorithm to help decide which families are investigated by social workers, opting instead for a new process that officials say will make better, more racially equitable decisions. The move comes weeks after an Associated Press...

Authorities say 10-year-old Florida girl fatally shot woman

May. 31, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 10-year-old Florida girl shot and killed a woman who had gotten in a fight with her mother, authorities said Monday. The girl and her mother were taken into custody Monday night following the fatal shooting of Lashun Rodgers, 41, outside an apartment complex,...

Juvenile charged contaminating opposing KS team's water

May. 27, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the contamination of a water cooler used by a small college baseball team in Kansas. The boy was charged with endangerment and criminal damage to property for allegedly pouring paint into Kansas Wesleyan's...

Life in prison for California killer in Reno motel shooting

May. 25, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a Reno woman whose 5-year-old son told police he pretended to be dead after the killer started firing nearly two dozen gunshots in their motel room. Lamar Adams, 49, of Richmond, pleaded guilty...