The mother of a 15-year-old is incarcerated and awaiting extradition to Pennsylvania after allegedly leaving the child behind without basic amenities when she moved to another state with her boyfriend.
At the end of last year, people in a Manheim Township neighborhood became suspicious when they didn’t see the mother of a teenager at home for weeks, but the boy was consistently at the residence.
On January 12, after someone reported the situation to the Manheim Township Police Department, officers were sent to the house to do a welfare check. When they talked to the boy, they reported that he said his mother moved away with her boyfriend about a month ago, but that they keep in touch online. He reportedly said she comes back once in a while, and she sends money on CashApp so he can buy food. Other family members, including the boy’s father, help him by allowing him to shower at their homes and giving him rides to the store.