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August 11, 2013 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's Superior Court has set Sept. 17 for oral arguments on the appeal by Msgr. William J. Lynn, convicted last year of child endangerment for his role supervising Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children. A letter setting the date was filed Monday by the intermediate court for criminal and civil appeals. The hearing will be in Philadelphia before a three-judge panel. Lynn's conviction was a landmark: He became the first church official criminally charged for his role supervising Catholic priests accused of child sexual abuse.
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October 9, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chalfont couple have lost custody of their children and are awaiting a criminal trial on child-endangerment charges after their 1-year-old son became sick from ingesting drugs, authorities said. Steven Aprigliano, 48, and Jennifer Jackson, 32, are also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after Bucks County detectives raided their Butler Avenue home and found baggies that were allegedly used to transport heroin, according to court documents. The child-endangerment charges accuse the parents of exposing their 1-year-old and 5-year-old boys to opiates.
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December 9, 2004 | By John Shiffman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Camden County math teacher who shot nude pictures of a Philadelphia teenager - and was arrested after he tried to develop them at a drugstore - pleaded guilty yesterday to child endangerment. Under a plea agreement, Kim J. Carlos, 49, is to be sentenced to three years in prison with no chance of parole. He is barred from holding any public job and must register as a sex offender. Carlos met the 15-year-old boy at a Center City coffee shop in May 2003, lured the teenager to his home in Laurel Springs, and snapped three nude photographs, officials said.
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July 20, 2011 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 16-year-old mother from West Philadelphia faces charges of child endangerment after her infant son nearly drowned in a bathtub Sunday, police said. The 7-month-old baby was admitted to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition around 10 p.m. Sunday. He remained hospitalized Tuesday, police said. Police did not release the name of the mother because she is a minor. The teenager told police she was bathing her son and left the room briefly to get a towel from the basement, at least one story down.
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January 20, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Lansdale mother of three was arrested and charged with child endangerment Sunday after two of her children, ages 5 and 8, wandered into a Kulpsville restaurant cold, hungry, and begging for something to drink. The next day, the woman allegedly was involved in a hit-and-run accident in Lansdale, and on Wednesday, she was arrested again. She was held in the Montgomery County prison on DUI and other charges, with bail set at $25,000. Staffers at Pudge's Steaks & Hoagies, 1555 Sumneytown Pike, reported the two lost children to Towamencin Township police about noon Sunday, according to Chief Paul T. Dickinson.
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November 2, 2013 | By Julie Zauzmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police have arrested on child-endangerment charges two Upper Darby women who they say kept two young boys barricaded in a roach-infested house. The boys, ages 8 and 9, had not been to school in months, had no clean clothing, and had not eaten in about two days, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Thursday. They could not tell police where they were or even their own names. Chitwood said Delaware County Children and Youth Services workers had visited the home, on the 8000 block of Lennox Road, at least a half-dozen times in recent months, and no one answered the door.
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July 31, 2001 | By Brendan January INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A state Superior Court judge has agreed that a Cherry Hill couple should be tried separately on charges of child endangerment, prostitution and witness tampering in a case that grew out of an investigation into the 1998 death of a 3-year-old girl in their backyard pool. Dorina Pizio, 51, and her boyfriend, Martin Hunsinger, 54, were playing host to a Memorial Day party when Samantha Wand drowned. Samantha's father, Michael Wand, was smoking a hallucinogen, PCP, and pleaded guilty in June 2000 to endangering her welfare.
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August 11, 2011
A Monroe Township woman has been charged with child endangerment after her 2-year-old nephew drowned in a lake last week. Felicia Tucker, 26, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree child endangerment, according to a statement from the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. She was released on her own recognizance. Tucker was looking after her nephew, who was autistic, on the evening of Aug. 1 when he wandered off, authorities said. Tucker, who lives with the boy's family, called police about 8:25 p.m. to report him missing.
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June 10, 2011 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Montgomery County authorities on Friday arrested an Upper Dublin High School teacher on child endangerment and other charges for allegedly trading sexually explicit messages with a female student and giving her "a sex device" at the school. The teacher, Cheryl Bremble, "encouraged the juvenile to use the device on numerous occasions during text message conversations," according to a news release issued by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Upper Dublin Police Chief Terrence Thompson.
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July 17, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
A judge lowered bail Friday for Savilla Stoltzfus, the jailed mother of a teenager found living in a Bucks County home with a man accused of raping and fathering children with her, but her attorney said she will stay in prison. Bucks County Court Judge Jeffrey L. Finley reduced bail from $1 million to $250,000. Stoltzfus would have to post 10 percent to get out of jail. "It's still too high," said Craig Penglase, her attorney, saying Stoltzfus did not have "any financial resources.
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April 10, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
The judge said the presentencing report describing Edward Golphin's childhood was "one of the worst I've ever seen. " Born to a crack-addicted mother, no father present, sexually molested - and regularly beaten with a belt, hangers, and shoes - it was surprising that Golphin had no juvenile arrest record, said his lawyer, Michael E. Wallace. But ultimately, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley agreed with the prosecutor that she had to deal with the man Golphin is, and not the abused child he was. On Friday, she sentenced him to 52 1/2 to 105 years in prison for the two years of beatings that killed 4-year-old Seanita Brown.
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December 18, 2015
A Mayfair man was held for trial Wednesday on third-degree murder and child endangerment in the April 25 shaking death of his 3-month-old daughter. According to testimony at the preliminary hearing in Philadelphia Municipal Court, James Foster, 25, called 911 at 5:25 a.m. on April 25 reporting that his daughter, Savannah Foster, had stopped breathing after she appeared to gag on milk and he shook her twice. But Sylvester Juaquee, an inmate who met Foster shortly after his arrest, said Foster told him he killed his daughter because he was angry at his wife for leaving him with the baby, who would not stop crying.
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November 15, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
A mentally ill South Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to fatally shaking his crying 7-week-old son and throwing him to the floor was sentenced Friday to 15 to 30 years in prison. Christopher L. Miller's sentence drew gasps from his family and tears from his father, Robert Berry, who has pledged his support when Miller is released from prison. April O'Conner, Miller's girlfriend and the mother of the dead baby, rushed from the courtroom sobbing. She had described Miller as "the most wonderful person.
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September 6, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The parents of a disabled 3-year-old girl who was starved to death while living in a garbage-filled, vermin-infested West Oak Lane house each were sentenced Friday to 30 to 60 years in prison. Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Sandy L.V. Byrd told Carlos Rivera and Carmen Ramirez that he could not let passion influence his sentence, and credited both for pleading guilty in the face of what would have effectively been life sentences. But the veteran homicide judge could not filter the passion and outrage from his voice when addressing the condition in which the dead girl and her four siblings lived.
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May 27, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 2014 federal audit of 20 government-subsidized child-care facilities in Pennsylvania found 17 of them had serious health and safety hazards, administrative violations, or performed incomplete background checks. Only three sites were in compliance with Child Care and Development Block Grant standards; the others logged as many as 16 violations apiece. Among the violations were broken glass in play areas, an unfenced pool, moldy toilets and leaking ceilings, and the concealing of criminal charges, including child endangerment, against one of the operators.
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April 29, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The landmark child-endangerment conviction of Msgr. William J. Lynn - the first Catholic Church official found guilty for his role supervising priests in the clergy sex-abuse scandal - was reinstated Monday by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. Writing for the 4-1 majority of the state's high court, Justice Max Baer said Superior Court erred when it reversed Lynn's conviction because he did not directly supervise children. At issue was whether a 2007 amendment to the child-endangerment statute, which specifically included supervisory personnel as open to criminal culpability, expanded the original 1995 law or simply clarified it. If the amendments just expanded the law, Lynn would have been unconstitutionally convicted for acts that predated the amendments.
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March 28, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
A state Superior Court panel upheld this week the prison sentences of a Catholic priest and former parochial-school teacher convicted of sexually abusing a 10-year-old altar boy from Northeast Philadelphia. The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and Bernard Shero, a former St. Jerome teacher, were sentenced by a Common Pleas Court judge in June 2013 for abuse that occurred in the late 1990s. Their lawyers appealed, contending prosecutorial misconduct and citing new evidence. Engelhardt died Nov. 15, 2014, just weeks after his appeal was heard.
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February 6, 2015
WHEN Hillary Clinton repeated the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child, a lot of people criticized her for promoting a vaguely socialist philosophy. Many were disturbed by the idea that children could be viewed as communal property, and blamed Clinton for undermining the rights of parents to raise their own progeny as they - and not the village elders - saw fit. At the time, I found the whole controversy a bit comical. Having spent a good part of my own childhood with my maternal grandparents, I was used to being thwacked on the rear by Mike and Mamie's Italian neighbors when I got mouthy, or being escorted back to their front door and ratted out by the nosy Spillane sisters.
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January 28, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Delaware County couple were charged with child endangerment after their 1-month-old daughter's face was partially eaten by the family's pet ferrets last week. Burnie J. Fraim, 42, and Jessica L. Benales, 24, were each charged Saturday with five counts of endangering the welfare of children - a count apiece for the five children who lived in their Darby Borough home, court records show. The couple could not post their $100,000 bail and were being held Monday night at the Delaware County prison, court records show.
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