Recognizing signs of physical child abuse
Boise Police arrested two adults on Tuesday who prosecutors allege brought a newborn baby into a home that posed an “imminent danger.”
Police learned of the situation on May 10 when officers assisted the Department of Health and Welfare at a home on west Silver City Drive.
“After an investigation, officers determined that the living conditions inside the home were unsafe for a newborn baby and the child was declared to be in imminent danger,” according to a police news release.
Health and welfare took custody of the baby, the release said, “due to health hazards and deplorable conditions inside the home. “
Shonalee Petet, 28, and Charles Wrath, 33, are charged on suspicion of felony injury to child.
Wrath posted a $5,000 bond and Petet was booked and released. Both were to be arraigned Thursday.