Friday, October 23, 2020

Shenandoah Woman Charged After Leaving Two Children Home Alone in Deplorable Conditions

A woman from Shenandoah has been charged with endangering the welfare of children after leaving two children home alone for several hours in deplorable conditions.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Frackville, on October 3rd, 2020, around 7:30am, troopers responding to West Oak Street in Shenandoah.

Police say when they arrived, they were informed two young children, ages 5 and 9 were left alone inside a home.

An investigation led to the finding that a 26 year old woman left the children home by themselves in deplorable conditions for approximately 7 hours.

Police say they found an "abundance" of hypodermic needles in plain view and in reach of both children.

The Pennsylvania State Police took custody of both children and turned them over to Schuylkill County Children and Youth.

State Police filed charges against the mother through Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker's office.

NOTE:  The identity of the woman charged was not released by police and the charges were not available through the Magistrate's office as of this posting.  If we learn more information, this post will be updated.

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