Florida resident James Williams, 54, was arrested after fleeing the scene of a car crash and leaving three children behind, according to ABC 15. The family had been traveling for the holidays.
As reported by ABC 15, The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says that Williams was in a car accident on Turkey Creek Road in Plant City and ran away on foot, leaving the kids in the dust on a road described as dark. The incident occurred at around 9:30 PM on Monday.
The children, who were left distraught and in a state of “panic,” are aged 7, 10 and 11. Their names are currently being withheld from the public. Williams is their great-uncle and had been temporarily entrusted with their care. He had been reportedly leaving his family’s Christmas celebrations.
Williams seemed to use the children by instructing them to help give him a leg up over a wall surrounding the neighborhood in order
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An Iowa woman who pled guilty to abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can at a hospital was sentenced to five years of probation in lieu of prison time, The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported.
Ashley Hautzenrader, 24, had entered an Alford plea of guilty to child endangerment and to neglect or abandonment of a dependent person.
At one point during her sentencing, Hautzenrader addressed the court uninterrupted for 30 minutes, saying she was at the hospital to begin with because her other child had been admitted to the intensive care unit for a serious heart condition.
“I’m just asking you to listen and try to understand what I’ve been through,” Hautzenrader said.
She gave birth to a baby in a University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics bathroom on May 8, 2016.
Police said that she believed that the baby she had given birth to was dead and tried to flush the child
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An Arizona father allegedly abandoned his 10-year-old daughter alone in the Mojave Desert without shoes or water this weekend. According to People, he was angry at her after an argument about a pen.
Christopher Charles Watson, 28, was arrested Saturday for a felony charge of domestic child abuse.
“It is fortunate this kid didn’t end up in the wrong hands of someone,” Trish Carter of the Arizona’s Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, told People. “There are many predators out there these days. Luckily we didn’t have a major, sad ending.”
According to police, a woman called 911 after she saw a barefoot girl in pajamas crying and walking on asphalt. It was 91 degrees at the time. The girl told police that her dad left her over an argument about a pen.
“She placed the pen in the driver’s seat, and he wanted it in a certain spot and apparently she didn’t put it
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