Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bail Lowered for Man Charged with Caging Child and Leaving Newborn at Home

On Friday, a man that was charged for caging a child, has had his bail lowered and is out of prison.


In mid-May, members from Pennsylvania State Police - Schuylkill Haven responded 316 Chestnut St., North Manheim Township, near Cressona along with a representative from Schuylkill County Children and Youth Services to check the welfare of three children.

Police found 22-month-old male child that was locked inside a homemade cage that was constructed from plywood and lattice and it had a door on it which was locked from the outside.

They also found a 1 year old boy that was in a play pen and a 1 day old baby girl restrained in a car seat.

The baby girl was transported via ambulance to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Hospital for evaluation.

All the children were taken into custody by the Pennsylvania State Police and then custody transferred to Schuylkill County Children and Youth Services.

Cecil Eugene Kutz, 37, of Pottsville was charged with 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children and 3 counts of Reckless Endangering Another person.

Kutz was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge David Plachko and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison unable to post $250,000.00 straight bail.

On Friday, that bail was lowered by a judge to $25,000 straight cash bail and Kutz left Schuylkill County Prison later that day.

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