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Adults Going to Trial on Child Endangerment Charges

Three adults who are accused of letting an 18-month-old boy wander unsupervised around Carothers Avenue in Scott Township will head to trial on child endangerment charges.

Three adults who are accused of letting an 18-month-old boy wander unsupervised around Carothers Avenue in Scott Township will head to trial on child endangerment charges.

Police said Thomas Pointer, 64, April R. Keach, 47, and Gary L. Schuck, 54, didn’t watch the young boy .

A Scott Township police officer driving through the area shortly after noon on May 3 spotted the boy and picked him up.

Police said the parents of the children asked the three adults to watch the boy and his 8-month-old sister the night before while they went out. But police said the babysitters were intoxicated and Schuck, the children’s great uncle, had passed out after a night of drinking.

Pointer and Keach both were held for trial on two counts of endangering the welfare of a child by on June 28. Schuck waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the two child endangerment charges.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old Carnegie woman whom police say left three kids in a hot car while she shopped at was also held for court on three child endangerment charges. said Martina Searcy .

The children, who were ages 5, 4 and 6-months, were sweating in the car when officers were notified, according to police.

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