Mother Says She’s Wrongly Charged With Child Endangerment

Police officers in Westbrook, Maine, accused a mother of child endangerment on Wednesday because they thought she had left her child alone in a park, WMTW reported.

The cops picked up the 7-year-old girl and took her to a police station. They then contacted the mother, Nicole Jensen, who told WMTW that she and her three children live several hundred feet from the park. She said she often lets the kids go there on their own because she can watch them from her porch.

“I can usually count on at least a dozen (other children) that I know and that she plays with,” Jensen said. “We watch each other’s kids. I don’t just send her over here and ignore her all day.”

She described her encounter with the police: “They said, ‘Do you know where your daughter is?” and I said, ‘Yes,’ and they said, ‘Well, no you don’t; she’s at the police station.”

Police Chief Janine Roberts reported that the officers were responding to a 911 call from a woman at the park, who said the child had been alone for about an hour.

Jensen said the incident “terrified” her daughter, who “did nothing wrong” and “followed all of my rules.”

Photo: WPTV, Opposing Views

Jensen says she often lets her kids go to the park since they live so close.

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