Child endangerment charges brought
State police at Lykens reported Feb. 12 that charges of endangering the welfare of children have been brought against two Millersburg residents.
Tristan D. Dyer Jr., 31, and Brianna A. Kilpatrick, 26, allegedly tied their two daughters, ages 5 and 6, with belts to wooden chairs as punishment, police said in a news release.
The charges were the result of an investigation into allegations made against Kilpatrick by Dauphin County Children and Youth Services.
CYS alleged that the 5-year-old was not in school for three days and Kilpatrick refused to submit written excuses.
When the girl returned to school, her lymph nodes had swollen and she had received no medical treatment.
It also was alleged that both children attended school ‘‘very dirty and (complained) of being hungry,’’ police said in the news release.
No charges of medical neglect were brought against the suspects. However, each faces two counts of child endangerment, a second-degree felony.
Both suspects posted $10,000 bail each. They face a preliminary hearing Wednesday, March 20, at 12:15 p.m. before Magisterial District Judge Rebecca Margerum, Washington Twp.