Fayette Co. parents charged with child endangerment; Babysitter accused of badly beating girl

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa. - On Friday, Channel 11’s Cara Sapida reported a babysitter was facing charges for hurting a 2-year-old in his care in Fayette County.   On Monday, Sapida reported the little girl’s parents had been arrested.

Matthew and Tracy Price were arrested outside of a child custody hearing and taken straight to a judge charged with felony child endangerment.

Police said the parents told police they knew the babysitter smoked marijuana and drank alcohol around the children.  They also said they knew he never changed their diapers or fed them, police said.

Police said Price told them, "I should have stopped this the first time he hurt the kids" and that he allowed Joshua Tanneous, 19, to live in their home because he “helped pay off bills.”

Tanneous is accused of badly beating the girl last because she cried and wouldn’t sleep.

Police said after the parents came home they let the girl lie injured in severe pain with two broken collar bones, broken scapula, cuts and bruises for 24 hours.

Police said the parents finally took the girl to Children’s Hospital, where a doctor told police the girl’s injuries were comparable to a child who was in a high-speed car crash.

The judge ordered that the parents have no contact with their children who are now with their grandparents.

 

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