child neglect

August 30, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Mujer Arrestada por Abandonar a Recién Nacida en Silver Spring

Los detectives del condado de Montgomery de la División de Investigaciones Especiales arrestaron a una mujer que dio a luz y abandonó a su bebé recién nacida en un área boscosa en Silver Spring. Los registros de la corte muestran que Leticia Guzmán, de 25 años y residente de Silver Spring, enfrenta cargos por descuidar […]

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August 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Woman Charged For Abandoning Newborn in Silver Spring

Montgomery County detectives from the Special Investigations Division arrested a woman who gave birth and abandoned her newborn infant in a wooded area in Silver Spring. Court records show that Leticia Guzman, 25, of Silver Spring faces charges for neglecting a minor and reckless endangerment. A passerby located the abandoned newborn in a wooded area […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Center Offers Supervised Visitation, Monitored Exchanges for Families with Court Orders

A new center in Montgomery County allows families with a county court order for shared custody and child visitation to transfer a child between the residential and visiting parent free of charge. Funded by the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, The Safe Passage Center enables children to remain close to both parents regardless […]

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September 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Catherine Hoggle, Mother of Two Missing Children, Charged With Murder

It’s been three years since Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) went missing.  Their mother, 30-year-old Catherine Hoggle, has been charged with their murder. The Washington Post, reports that she was charged with two counts of murder following a grand jury indictment Thursday evening. Hoggle has spent the last three years in a psychiatric facility in […]

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August 31, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hoggle’s Defense Attorney Files Motion to Dismiss Charges, Hearing Set for Sept. 15 (VIDEO)

Defense attorney David Felsen has filed a motion to dismiss three misdemeanors that his client Catherine Hoggle was charged with almost three years ago in the disappearance of her children 3-year-old Sarah and 2-year-old Jacob. Since she was arrested by Montgomery County police officers and charged with child neglect, obstruction and hindering in Sept. of […]

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July 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Board Approves Changes on MCPS Child Abuse Policy

Montgomery County Board of Education approved changes to policy JHC- Child Abuse and Neglect. The board met on June 30 and approved a revised set of draft protocols for reporting an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child. According to a news release, the policy guides Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) procedures and protocols […]

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June 22, 2015 | Aline Barros

Free Range Parenting Couple Cleared in Second Neglect Case

The county’s Child Protective Services has dropped neglect charges in the second case against a Silver Spring couple at the center of the “free range parenting case.” According to a news release from the couple’s lawyer office, CPS has dropped all cases against the couple. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv received a letter from CPS on June […]

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May 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Free Range Parenting Couple Cleared of Neglect

UPDATED: The county’s Child Protective Services has dropped neglect charges in one case against a Silver Spring couple at the center of the “free range parenting case, but the couple now is planning a civil suit against the agency and the Montgomery County Police in the case. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have been notified that charges […]

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April 23, 2015 | Krista Brick

School Board to Review Revised Abuse Reporting Protocols

The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to review a revised set of draft protocols for reporting an allegation of abuse or neglect of a child at a board meeting on Monday. “It is basically making it clear what people are supposed to do and how to proceed if there is an allegation of abuse […]

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April 13, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Police Say Officer Followed Protocol in Case of Unattended Children in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Police Captain Paul Starks says a county police officer followed protocol in the investigation of a non-emergency call that reported two unattended children in Silver Spring on April 12. Starks said in this MyMCMedia Extra that his officer was “concerned that a homeless man was eyeing the children” at the scene.

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