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Child Neglect

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Charges: Man Drunk While Mud-Covered Kids Played Alone In Hotel Parking Lot

A Farmington man has been charged after three young children he was taking care of were found playing alone in a hotel parking lot, covered in mud, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Benjamin Edward Barsness, 31, faces gross misdemeanor charges of child neglect and child endangerment in connection to the May 24, 2014 incident.

05/29/2014

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Minn. Mother, Father Get Jail In Malnutrition Case

A southern Minnesota mother and father who were accused of starving their adopted 8-year-old son to the point that his bones protruded were sentenced to jail Tuesday on child neglect charges.

11/26/2013

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Pine Co. Day Care Provider Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

A Pine County day care provider has pleaded guilty to child neglect after a 22-month-old girl in her care walked away and onto a nearby highway. The little girl wasn’t hurt, but the day care provider told police she had been drinking vodka and taking cough syrup that day, court documents say.

10/29/2013

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Minn. Couple Accused Of Starving Son Enter Plea

A southern Minnesota couple accused of starving their adopted son to the point that authorities said his bones were protruding reached a plea agreement with prosecutors Monday.

10/21/2013

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Charges: Minn. Woman Operated Day Care While Drunk

A Moorhead woman is accused of being drunk while caring for children at a day care she operates in her home. Fifty-four-year-old Jayne Cote is charged with four gross misdemeanor counts of neglect or endangerment of a child. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says when police performed a welfare check at the day care on Oct. 2, Cote’s blood-alcohol level was 0.18 percent. That’s more than twice Minnesota’s legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.

10/18/2013

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Man Gets Year In Jail In Maplewood Child Neglect Case

A 26-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail in Ramsey Count Court for child neglect in a case where a home he was in with a 22-month-old child smelled so bad neighbors thought someone had died inside.

04/24/2013

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Police: Couple Left Son In Van While At Bar

A Roseau couple have been charged with child endangerment after leaving their seven-year-old child with disabilities in an unattended van for over an hour as they drank at a bar.

04/15/2013

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Wis. Stepmother Takes Deal In Starved Teen Case

A Wisconsin woman accused of torturing and starving her teenage stepdaughter pleaded no contest to child abuse-related charges Monday just before her trial was set to begin.

04/08/2013

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Maplewood Woman With ‘Putrid’ Home Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

The Maplewood woman charged with one misdemeanor count of child neglect for her “putrid” home where she lived with her 22-month-old has pleaded guilty, and sentencing has been set for April 25.

03/05/2013

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Maplewood Man With ‘Putrid’ Home Pleads Guilty To Child Neglect

The Maplewood man charged with child neglect for his “putrid” home where he lived with his 22-month-old child has pleaded guilty, and his sentencing has been set for April 23.

02/20/2013

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Charges: 2 Found Drunk With Baby Inside ‘Putrid’ Home

Two people have been arrested and charged after police found them drunk inside a “putrid” Maplewood residence with a 22-month-old child inside.

02/07/2013

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Parents Accused Of Child Neglect To Appear In Court

Despite their daughter’s death was ruled an accidental drowning, the parents of a little girl in Western Wisconsin are facing criminal charges.

09/26/2012

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Mother To Be Sentenced For Letting Toddler Die

The 19-year-old Minnesota mother accused of failing to get medical help for her toddler will be sentenced Thursday morning.

09/12/2012

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Charges: Man Fell Asleep While Baby Drowned In Bathtub

A 28-year-old Fridley man is accused of child neglect after falling asleep on his couch while his daughter drowned in a bathtub in their Fridley apartment, according to charges filed Friday in Anoka County Court.

08/17/2012

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Charges: Day Care Provider Accused Of Child Neglect

A South St. Paul day care provider is accused of dropping a 12-week old infant last October and breaking the baby’s arm, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court.

07/02/2012

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