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Mother Charged with Child Abuse

Event date: Friday, March 21, 2014, from 8:26 AM to 8:26 AM

Date: 03/20/2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Report #: 14-06428
Location: 9700 N. 91st Street (Parking lot)
Victim Info: 2 yr old male, 6 month old male
Suspect Data:


Shanesha Taylor 01-22-79
A witness heard a child crying inside a Dodge Durango that was parked at listed location (office complex). The witness found two children (victims) inside the vehicle. The engine was off, the doors were closed, and each of the four windows were opened only slightly. The car was parked in the direct sunlight and no adult was around. The witness called police to report the incident and SPD and SFD responded.

The mother of the children (suspect) returned to the vehicle approximately 45 minutes after the witness found the vehicle and unattended kids. The mother told officers that she had just finished a job interview and did not have anyone to watch her children. She was arrested and booked into jail for Child Abuse. CPS responded and took custody of the children.

Police strongly caution that leaving a child in a car unattended can result in severe injury or death to the child. As well, our department will seek felony prosecution for any such criminal behavior.