- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman whose son fell from a window has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in a felony child abuse case.

The Joplin Globe reports that 24-year-old Sarena Taylor pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree child endangerment. She’s also been assigned to a court treatment program as recommended in her plea agreement.

Court records show that investigators responded April 3 to a Joplin apartment, where two children were seen leaning out an open second-story window. An affidavit says investigators told Taylor to secure the window and not to leave her 3-year-old and 5-year-old unattended.

Police were called again two days later when the 3-year-old fell from the living room window and was left with scrapes and bruises. The affidavit says Taylor admitted she didn’t secure the window and left the children unattended.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com

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