Woman charged with endangering child

From staff reports

A Franklin woman was taken into custody last week for the alleged neglect of her 19-month-old child.

Ashley Haney, 24, is facing a felony count of endangering the welfare of children for incidents that reportedly occurred between Sept. 6 and Oct. 27.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Matthew Kirtland’s office said it was found through various doctor visits that Haney’s child had a broken collarbone that had been healing between five to 10 days, in addition to a severe untreated diaper rash.

On one of the visits to UPMC Northwest on Oct. 27, the child had no shoes, socks or coat in 35-degree weather, the complaint said.

During an X-ray of the child’s collarbone that same day, a coin was also discovered in the stomach of the child, the complaint said.

In an earlier incident from September, the child had received a laceration on his palm that required stitches and other medical care, the complaint said. The child had sustained the injury while he had been outside unsupervised by Haney, the complaint said.

Haney admitted to police to being the sole caregiver of the child during these incidents and said she never picked up the diaper rash medication prescribed to her son, the complaint said.

Haney was arraigned before Kirtland and released on $10,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 13 in Central Court.