Parents charged with criminal neglect, South Australia

A man and woman have been charged with the criminal neglect of a child at Port Pirie.

On 13 September, a four-month-old boy was airlifted to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in a critical condition. After intensive medical treatment, he is recovering.

The child, along with two other children, was removed from the parents by the Department for Child Protection.

Following a joint investigation by the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Child Protection Services, Department for Child Protection and South Australia Police, Port Pirie detectives today arrested and charged a 31-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both from Port Pirie, with criminal neglect.

They were refused police bail and will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court tomorrow, Friday 2 November.

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