Harlem woman charged with child neglect

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 5:19 PM
Last updated 5:24 PM
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Authorities arrested a Harlem woman Monday after a neighbor found two of her young children in the street.

Kaneesha Yevette Johnson, 21, of the 6400 block of Campbell’s Way, was charged with contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

A neighbor told deputies that she was driving past Johnson’s home at about 12:30 p.m. when she saw Johnson’s 1- and 2-year-old children in the street crying. She took the children to Johnson’s home, but no one was there. She also said she heard Johnson’s 8-month-old baby crying inside, so she went in and picked him up from his crib.

The neighbor said she was waiting in front of the house when Johnson arrived in her car. She grabbed her baby and told the other two children to get inside.

Johnson said she was three houses up getting a storage container. But the neighbor said she was at the house with the children for at least 20 minutes before Johnson arrived.

A case worker with the Department of Family and Children Services arrived and interviewed Johnson. The children were turned over to their grandmother.

Johnson was released from the Columbia County Detention Center later Monday after posting a $4,800 bond, according to jailers. .

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/07/12 - 08:18 am
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I cannot fathom anyone that

I cannot fathom anyone that would leave a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and an 8 month home alone for any amount of time.

As the grandmother of twins, yes, it's a pain having to take everybody everywhere. But that's the way it works when you have kids.

She obviously is overwhelmed (yeah, having 3 kids in less than 3 years would do that to you) and I hope that someone realizes that and takes those children in. And then sits down with that "mother" and tells her to stop having kids that she can't take care of properly.

She should've been charged with 3 counts of child endangerment. Any of those kids could've been dead by the time she got back home. Thank God that they weren't.

urright
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urright 03/07/12 - 08:33 am
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DROVE up? Why would you

DROVE up? Why would you drive three houses down? I'm sure the kids were asleep or watching Dora when she left. That's good for about 30 minutes of entertainment, right?

Corgi--Georgia doesn't have a "child endagerment" law. Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree would have been appropriate, but the contributing charges also fit the circumstances. Deprivation is "without proper care or control." The DA's office can up it to the felony charges.

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tanbaby 03/07/12 - 08:50 am
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first thing she needs to
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first thing she needs to learn about is birth control....

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/07/12 - 08:55 am
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I guess Obamacare will save

I guess Obamacare will save her.

LLArms
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LLArms 03/07/12 - 10:53 am
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"I cannot fathom anyone that

"I cannot fathom anyone that would leave a 2 year old, a 1 year old, and an 8 month home alone for any amount of time."

I've come to the reality that trying to understand people like this is not possible. If you are not from the same type of "community" it might as well be a foreign concept.

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storiesihaveread 03/07/12 - 12:27 pm
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She is 21 has 3 kids already

She is 21 has 3 kids already a 8 month old 1 year old and a 2 year old. Means she was pregnant the last 3 years. Wonder how she is supporting her family? How many of the children have the same dad?

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GodisSoGood 03/07/12 - 03:51 pm
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storiesihaveread.....that's

storiesihaveread.....that's our tax dollars at work....that's what is supporting her!

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AutumnLeaves 03/19/12 - 06:00 pm
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Probably expected "the

Probably expected "the village" to take care of the kids for her. Well, they are now, just not in the way she expected.

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