- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A 7-month old central Florida girl will remain in state custody after a judge found probable cause for child neglect.

The child and her mother returned to Florida over the weekend following a massive search. Altamonte Springs police became concerned last week when officials went to the home to check on reports that Penelope Hogarth was undernourished.

Police said 21-year-old Jessica McCreery and child weren’t there. The child’s 46-year-old father David Hogarth was arrested after a pot-growing operation was found at the house. His comments caused police to be concerned about the safety of McCreery and the child.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1Hsf951 ) reports the parents didn’t contest the state’s custody petition.

McCreery’s lawyer Mark O’Mara says the baby was found to be undernourished but had no other medical concerns.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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