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Shippenville Man to Be Sentenced on Wednesday on Child Endangerment After CYS Finds Infant Injured, Unkempt

Saturday, November 24, 2018 @ 07:11 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

shutterstock_1175298715-gavelCLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Shippenville man will be sentenced on Wednesday morning on charges of endangering the welfare of a child.

According to court documents, President Judge James G. Arner is scheduled to sentence 28-year-old Adam Christopher MacCready at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28.

MacCready pleaded guilty on October 31 to a first-degree misdemeanor charge of Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense.

He is currently free on $10,000.00 unsecured bail.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint filed by Trooper Graf, of the Clarion-based State Police, on October 25, 2017, the Clarion station received a phone call from a Clarion County CYS caseworker about an incident of possible child abuse occurring at the MacCready residence involving an infant.

The caseworker requested a trooper accompany CYS to the residence due to the fact that the injuries reported could reach the level of taking the victim into protective custody.

Upon arrival at the residence located in Oakwood Acres Trailer Park, Trooper Graf met two CYS representatives.

They informed the victim’s father, Adam MacCready, why there were there, and MacCready told them the baby was in a bedroom. One of the caseworkers went to the bedroom and noted that the infant boy had body odor and a wet diaper, the complaint states.

Trooper Graf indicated that the infant’s clothing and bedding were dirty. In addition, the infant had a recent injury to his face, head, mouth, and foot. The child also had a noticeable difference in the size of his pupils; this caused authorities to be concerned about the possibility of head trauma, according to the complaint.

One of the caseworkers asked MacCready to make arrangements to get the infant to the Clarion Hospital by either calling an ambulance or by calling the baby’s mother to have her come home with the family car to take the boy to the hospital herself.

MacCready “openly refused to do anything of the sort and told the caseworker he wanted nothing to do with the situation, but he would call the baby’s mother – Desirae Winsor – so she could handle it,” the complaint indicates.

The caseworkers asked MacCready how the injuries were sustained, and MacCready could not explain, according to the complaint.

When Winsor arrived, she was upset to be called home. She told Trooper Graf that she works and “can’t be home all the time to take care of every little thing,” the complaint states.

Winsor was also unable to explain how the infant’s injuries occurred.

Clarion CYS then took the infant to Clarion Hospital for treatment.

Based on the investigation, both Winsor and MacCready were charged with the following offense in Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn’s office on Monday, April 9:

- Endangering Welfare of Children – Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Misdemeanor 1

Case Against Winsor:

Desirae Hope Winsor, 31, entered the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) program on October 17, 2018.

According to court documents, she will be in the program for one year.

The following conditions apply:

- Costs of Prosecution/Supervision Fee – Defendant shall pay the costs of prosecution and the cost of the supervision fee.
- Community Service – Defendant is ordered to complete 25 hours of Community Service.
- Good Behavior – Defendant shall be on good behavior and obey the laws.
- Responsibilities – The Defendant shall fully comply with the rules and regulations of the Clarion County Adult Probation – - – Office applicable to those persons on Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition.


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