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A Florida woman was arrested after she allegedly put the child she was babysitting inside of a clothes dryer and turned the machine on, causing the boy to get injured. 

It is reported that 35-year-old Amber Christine Chapman babysits for a 4-year-old boy on a regular basis. 

On February 2, after Chapman reportedly provided childcare for the toddler, he was eating dinner with his mom when he told her that he was feeling pain. 

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Former soccer player and Olympic medalist Hope Solo was accused of driving under the influence after she reportedly passed out for over an hour in a running car while her children were with her. 

40-year-old Hope Solo (AKA Hope Stevens) was a U.S. Women’s soccer player for 17 years. She won two Olympic gold medals. She has also been on Dancing with the Stars. 

Solo is married to former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens, and the couple, who reside in North Carolina, has 2-year-old twin boys. 

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An elementary and middle school teacher is facing charges for allegedly holding a student with his arms pinned behind his back while inviting his classmates to punch him. 

50-year-old Craig Schmeckpeper lives in North Bend. Until recently, he was employed at North Bend Central teaching physical education to elementary and middle school students. According to the school website, he was also the head coach for junior high school football, in addition to assistant varsity track coach. 

Last February, Schmeckpeper was teaching physical education to a class of elementary school students.  

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A mother was arrested after allegedly spending 2 hours gambling inside an adult arcade while her baby was alone in the car with the windows rolled up. 

32-year-old Bionca Lockett is a Florida woman with an infant daughter. 

Early in the afternoon on March 4, Lockett reportedly strapped her child into a car seat and drove her black Nissan Sentra to the Pirates North Arcade in Sebastian. 

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A couple is facing charges for endangerment after their baby was found in medical distress from choking on what was reported to be fentanyl. 

27-year-old Echo Dunn and 38-year-old Robert Pilgram have a 7-month-old son, and they live in Bethel, Maine. 

It was reported that on March 3, 911 received a call from someone that wanted to report that their child was choking on something. 

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The mother of a 14-year-old boy was arrested after the authorities suspected she had given methamphetamine to her son on more than one occasion. 

38-year-old Cheryl Ann Asiq has a 14-year-old son and lives in Pasco County, Florida. 

On February 12, one of his family members called and talked to the teenager. During their conversation, the person became concerned and believed he was hallucinating from drug use. 

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A father who was hanging out and drinking with his friends online reportedly became frustrated with his fussy baby and allegedly threw her against a wall with enough force to fracture her skull. 

23-year-old Theodor Hurt and his wife, 24-year-old Dakota Vick, have five children, ages two, four, six, and eight years old, and an eight-month-old daughter. The family resides in Omaha, Nebraska. 

In the middle of November, Hurt and Vick were reportedly at home with their children. It was reported that Hurt was playing video games and drinking alcohol with some of his friends online. 

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A school bus driver in Florida has been accused of having four times over the legal BAC while he drove an afternoon route carrying 40 middle school student passengers. 

60-year-old Mark McNeil lives in Ormond Beach, Florida. He is employed as a bus driver for the Flagler County School District. 

On the afternoon of February 9, McNeil went to work to pick up a bus for the afternoon run at Buddy Taylor Middle School. 

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A Florida couple has been accused of abusing one of their adopted children by locking him in the garage from the outside regularly over the course of five years. 

46-year-old Tracy Ferriter and her husband Timothy Ferriter, also 46, reside in the Egret Landing community in Jupiter, Florida. They are the adoptive parents of four children. 

One of their children is a 14-year-old boy. 

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The authorities reported that the mother of two youngsters allowed her children to live in a highly unsanitary environment with 34 dogs and an immense amount of garbage. 

29-year-old Lindsay Arnold and her partner, 46-year-old Christina Garcia, live in Lemmon Valley, Nevada. Arnold’s 7 and 9-year-old children also live with the pair. 

Around 7:00 am on January 31, deputies with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office stopped by Arnold’s address to perform a requested welfare check. 

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