Woman charged with child endangerment


A Hillsboro woman is facing a charge of child endangerment after an alleged relationship between her then 12-year old daughter and a then 17-year old male resulted in a pregnancy.

An affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court states that the defendant allegedly invited a teenage male, who was 17 at the time, to live with her and her children during the summer of 2013.

In December of that year, the male allegedly “asked … (the mother) if he could date (one of her daughters) and received her permission,” the affidavit states.

The affidavit adds that the daughter in question was 12 at the time.

The affidavit further states that “from December 2013 through mid-April 2014, (the male) had sexual intercourse with (the 12-year old) on multiple occasions.”

In February 2014, the male turned 18 and continued living in the household and having sexual relations with the 12-year old “until April 2014 when (she) found out she was pregnant,” according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states that the male then allegedly left the home for a couple of months while he was working, “but returned on multiple occasions and visited with (the girl) with (the defendant’s) knowledge.”

The affidavit adds that the defendant was “aware that (the male) was the father of (her daughter’s) baby.”

The male was allegedly staying at the household when the juvenile went to Highland District Hospital and had her baby this past October, according to the affidavit. He also reportedly visited the girl while she was at the hospital and “stayed at (the defendant’s) house for a few days after that,” the affidavit states.

The affidavit adds that the defendant “became aware that (the male) was the father of (her daughter’s) baby” after the pregnancy was announced last April; “however, she still allowed (him) to have contact with (the juvenile).”

The woman faces a charge of first-degree misdemeanor child endangerment. Court records show that she is scheduled for an arraignment on Wednesday.

The Times-Gazette is withholding the name to the suspect to protect the victim’s identity.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

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