By Will Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Ohio and Other States, the proper supervision of children is vital to their health, safety, education, and welfare. In Cincinnnati, Ohio, a mother (Jenna Martin – Age 38) was arrested after her 4 year old toddler was found wandering the streets two miles from home. The little girl was found by police officers at approximately midnight. When the police went to Ms. Martin’s home, they found Ms. Martin’s 5 year old son home alone.
Ms. Martin may have an excuse for leaving one chid home alone and another roaming the streets. However, if Ms. Martin was merely neglectful and left these two small children home alone while she merely went out, Ms. Martin will face some serious criminal charges like child neglect / child endangerment.
Fortunately, neither child suffered serious personal injuries or wrongful death from the lack of supervision. 4 and 5 year old children lack the necessary life experience and judgment to make good decisions and keep themselves out of danger. As such, close parental supervision is vital to their safety.
You can read more about this story at Ohio Mother Arrested for Lack of Supervision of Her Children / Child Endangerment Criminal Charges.