Foster Parents Plead Guilty to Child Neglect - 8 News NOW

Foster Parents Plead Guilty to Child Neglect

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LAS VEGAS -- Two foster parents pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of child neglect or endangerment with substantial bodily harm involving two young children in their care.

According to the arrest report, Waldo and Andrea Hernandez let their 13-year-old biological child place a 14-month-old boy in their care on top of a refrigerator, which had been outside in the heat. The boy had no clothes on because he was getting his diaper changed. The toddler had suffered burns on his arms and buttocks.

The Hernandez's admit they did not give the boy proper care following the burns.

The documents also show the other child in their care, who was only 2-months-old, had such severe diaper rash that he developed a skin infection in his neck, armpits and legs.

Child Protective Services took the children out of the Hernandez's home in September. They started looking for the couple after they failed to notify the department that they had moved to Sandy Valley.

Under a plea agreement with prosecutors, the couple is not expected to be sentenced to more than 12 years in prison.

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