child neglect

Selena Strong

Mom Pleads Not Guilty In Brutal Death Of Gary Toddler

Selena Strong, 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of neglect of a dependent, and battery in the death of Brandon Dillon, who was found dead Sept. 30 on an air mattress in the apartment where he lived with Strong, her husband, Bernard Dillon, 37, Brandon’s twin sister and infant sister.

10/21/2014

Christopher Shaffer

Grieving Mom Wants ‘The Chair’ For Man Accused Of Killing Son

Christopher Shaffer, 19, of the of the 4300 block of West 23rd Court, was charged Thursday with felony counts of neglect of a dependent and battery in the Saturday death of Juanzo Vargas Jr., 21 months.

10/10/2014

Mariah Warner (Credit: Porter County Sheriff)

Pregnant Woman Arrested For Endangering Unborn Child By Huffing

At 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, a Porter County Sheriff’s Department’s officer went to Mariah Warner’s home, in the 100 block of East Bates Street in Hebron, to serve an arrest warrant for neglect of a dependent and inhaling toxic vapors, stemming from a July 9 incident in Hebron

08/22/2014

Tim Tkachik

Indiana Appeals Court Upholds Sentence In Toddler’s Death

Timothy Tkachik, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to two Class A felony counts of neglect of a dependent, had argued in his appeal that the judge who sentenced him to 40 years failed to consider several mitigating factors.

03/04/2014

Rosena Small (Credit: Gary Police)

Woman Caught On Tape Striking Toddler For Struggling With Alphabet

Rosena Small, 25, was arrested at her apartment Dec. 11 after her ex-boyfriend posted five videos of the incident on YouTube. The videos were all removed from the Internet hours after her arrest.

12/18/2013

Andre Ford and his mother, Helen Ford, are charged with murder in the death of his 8-year-old daughter, Gizzell Ford, who was beaten, tortured, and strangled. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Bedridden Man Charged With Ordering Torture Of Daughter Who Died

When a skeletal Andre Ford was wheeled into court last week, even prosecutors said the ailing man was too frail to beat the 8-year-old daughter he is accused of murdering, but what Ford couldn’t do with his hands, he allegedly did with his mouth.

09/23/2013

Leah Nicole Grentzer.

Shopper Charged With Child Neglect After Baby Left In Hot Car

A mother has been charged with child neglect after telling police she forgot that her baby was in her van when she left her inside to shop, police said.

08/28/2013

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Three Women Arrested For Child Neglect In Naperville

Three women have been arrested and charged with child neglect in separate incidents over a five-day period in Naperville, including one who allegedly left her 18-month-old child alone in a hot, unsecured car while she went shopping.

07/03/2013

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Baby Girl’s Death In Roseland Under Investigation

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl in the Roseland neighborhood last night.

07/29/2012

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Dad Charged With Hoax After Claiming Own Daughter An Abandoned Child

A 23-year-old man has turned himself into Chicago police, after making up a story about finding a 2-year-old girl alone in a stroller earlier this month — when the girl was actually his own daughter.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2012

More than 100 cats had to be put down after they were found in squalid conditions in a home in Berwyn. A teenage boy was also found dead at the home. (Photo credit: Animal Welfare League)

Family Speaks Out About Boy’s Death At Squalid Home

It was an extreme case of animal hoarding. There were hundreds of animals living inside a Berwyn house. A teenager was found dead there and now, for the first time, the family is revealing why they never called for help.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

Lydia Price, 49, has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse, neglect and endangerment, as well as animal cruelty, after her disabled teenage son died at their squalid Berwyn home. More than 200 animals were found in the home and more than half of them had to be put down due to neglect. (Credit: Berwyn Police Department)

Mom Charged After Disabled Boy Dies At Squalid Berwyn Home

A 49-year-old woman has been charged with criminal abuse, neglect and child endangerment after her disabled teenage son died amid squalid conditions in their west suburban home.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

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2 Adults Arrested For Neglect Of 5 Kids

A neighbor called police to report four children were on the front porch, crying and calling for their parents. Inside, officers found a fifth child asleep in the basement with an 8-month-old pit bull puppy. The home was in complete disarray.

02/19/2011

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Man Whose Toddler Fell From Porch Asks Plea Deal

An East Chicago man who admitted his daughter fell from a second-story porch because he wasn’t adequately supervising her faces a sentence of probation if the judge accepts his plea agreement.

11/11/2010