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Iowa Couple Cited for Child Endangerment – 7 Year Old Found in Sub Zero Temperatures

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Winter weather brings sub zero temperatures to many parts of the United States including Iowa. In Laurens, Iowa, authorities found a 7 year old walking around in sub zero temperature alone with inadequate clothing. The child was found and put in protective custody. The child had walked at least a half of a mile. The boy was so cold that he couldn’t speak. If the boy had spent more time outside, he was at risk for hypothermia and even death. The boy’s parents, Eugene and Stacy Lane, were cited for child endangerment by local police and then released. The child now will be subject to proceedings by the State in which the parents will need to appear. I expect that the State of Iowa will require the parents to participate in a parenting plan in order to regain custody of the child unless there are instances of neglect and abuse from this household.

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