Mother pleads guilty to leaving child home alone

Child Endangerment
Vanessa Ramirez

Vanessa Ramirez pleads guilty to leaving child home alone

We all have busy lives; working a full time job, running a household and taking care of our families. From time to time, we all need some adult time, but when we have children, we have to be responsible and put our children’s needs before our own.

According to reports, witnesses state a woman bragged about leaving her 2 year-old toddler at home, unattended, while she was out drinking at a bar.

Today, Vanessa Ramirez had her day in court and pleaded guilty to felony child abuse.

In October, the Omaha Police Department responded to a call in Millard to investigate the allegation of a child being left home alone. Officers then met with the Sarpy County deputies at the woman’s home. There they found Ramirez’ daughter alone in her crib. The toddler had been crying, displayed puffy watery eyes, wearing a soiled diaper.

Ramirez will be sentenced on March 30.

Child abuse is a growing epidemic around the globe. Statistics show a child is abused every 10 seconds and 5 children die each day due to abuse or neglect, but there is hope to end this growing epidemic.

Child abuse is 100% preventable.

Learn how to protect your children from child abuse by learning the signs and symptoms. One organization making a difference in the lives of children is Dreamcatchers for Abused Children. Dreamcatchers is a 501 (c) 3 Michigan based non-profit child abuse and neglect awareness organization, dedicated to educating the public on the signs, symptoms, statics, intervention, prevention to assist victims and survivors in locating the proper resources to help achieve and enable a full recovery.

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