Articles Tagged with child neglect

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After the father of her child ended their relationship, the mother of a newborn reportedly ditched the baby at a stranger’s residence and ran away.

33-year-old Melissa Kelley lives in Astor, Florida, and she recently gave birth to a son.

Kelley and her son’s father ended their relationship, and the woman was reportedly very emotionally distressed over the breakup.

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After a mother was accused of giving THC oil to her 2-year-old, the authorities asserted that the child tested positive for the substance, and the woman was arrested.

22-year-old Kiarra Clarisse and her toddler son live in Merritt Island, Florida. Her girlfriend of approximately 8-months lived in the residence until the pair broke up a month ago.

The child’s father has visitation with his son under the supervision of the boy’s grandmother.

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A man is facing charges after he allegedly allowed a 12-year-old girl in his care to operate his SUV at a reported speed of 85 MPH.

Shaun Michaelsen is a 41-year-old resident of Jupiter, Florida.

On June 8, Michaelsen was reportedly caring for his female friend’s 12-year-old daughter and one of the preteen’s friends for a couple of days.

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A Florida woman was arrested and charged after she allegedly allowed a 13-month-old child to overdose while in her home and care.

33-year-old Nicole Ciufi lives in an apartment in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

In the evening on May 15, Ciufi reportedly had a 13-month-old child at her apartment for whom she was providing care.

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A woman is facing charges after police discovered she had a 6-year-old child reportedly living in deplorable and unsanitary conditions such as boarding with dogs with heavy flea infestations and feces-covered floors.

58-year-old Toni Reid lives with a 6-year-old child in an area in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

On April 22, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office received notification that Reid was locked out of her home, and it was believed that a child was the one who had barred her from entering.

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A woman from South Carolina allegedly recorded a video while she drove a vehicle with her youngster seated on the hood and she is facing a felony charge for the incident.

26-year-old Thrista Johnson is a mother of two who lives and works in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

On April 26, Johnson reportedly took her 5-year-old daughter for a car ride in a purportedly illegal fashion by allegedly sitting the child on the hood of the car near the front windshield while she drove in the area around her apartment building.

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The supervisor of a non-profit school for at-risk children was arrested after allegedly failing to report the situation when a 12-year-old boy was seriously injured as an alleged result of a physical altercation with a behavioral interventionist. 

On February 11, at the AMIkids Pinellas Park location, a 12-year-old boy who attends school there reportedly started misbehaving and skipped the lunch line.

A behavioral interventionist that was on duty at the time reportedly stepped in and ushered the child to a room that the school calls “Opportunity Room,” which is usually used for taking tests and computer lab assignments.

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The mother of a 15-year-old who was accused of using a gun while robbing a Circle K was reportedly the driver of the intended getaway vehicle during the alleged heist.

Last Halloween, a Circle K store in Winter Springs, Florida reported that they had been the victim of an armed robbery.

Since the store has surveillance equipment, the event was recorded on video, and a person can be seen on the footage as they entered the store and handed a piece of paper to the employee at the register. The person, whose face was concealed by a mask, additionally appeared to be holding a gun during the alleged robbery.

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Dustin Adkins, 34, is a father who was convicted for an incident involving a gun he was showing someone that went off by accident. The bullet penetrated a wall, striking and killing a 13-year-old girl.

As a part of Adkins’ probation, the man has been prohibited from gun ownership.

On December 7, Adkins and 4 children, including his daughter, went into the forest with two rifles and two handguns and headed to a place people regularly use to shoot at targets.

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The father of a 5-year-old has been accused of leaving his daughter at a haunted house for several hours without anyone to care for her.

On Halloween night, 35-year-old Charles Shawntay Jones reportedly brought his 5-year-old daughter to a Merritt Island, Florida, haunted house attraction.

Instead of accompanying the child, Jones allegedly departed from the location leaving the young girl to fend for herself inside the spooky residence.

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