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PWC police arrest two on child endangerment charges


Death Investigation / Child Endangerment *ARRESTS

On March 8, 2012, detectives charged two daycare providers with child endangerment stemming from the child death reported in the 13200 block of Sapphire Ridge Pl in Bristow. Currently detectives are treating this case as two separate investigations, the child death investigation and the child endangerment investigation relating to the daycare operation itself, according to Jonathan Perok, Prince William County police spokesman.

The investigation into the daycare operation revealed that only two providers were present during yesterday’s incident. A total of 23 children, ages ranged from newborn to 4 years old, were at the residence when police and detectives arrived to investigate the death. Five of the children, not including the deceased, were less than 12 months old. The 5 separate counts listed below were placed for the children who were less than 12 months old.

Child Protective Services and Code Enforcement assisted in this investigation and the daycare has since been shutdown. The child death investigation is still ongoing and an autopsy is expected this morning, however, it is likely that the official cause of death will not be known immediately. There were no signs of obvious trauma. The two daycare providers have been charged in reference to the daycare operation only.

Arrested were Yolanda Gracelia LARIN, 50, of 8602 Weems Rd in Manassas and Mirna MENDEZ, 42, of 13295 Katherine Ct in Woodbridge.
Both were charged with five counts of child endangerment. Court date for both set for May 16, 2012, Both are being held WITHOUT bond.

Identified: The victim was identified as Teagan SAMPLE, 3 month old female

Death Investigation (Previously Released) – On March 8, 2012 at 12:42 p.m., police responded to the 13200 block of Sapphire Ridge Pl in Bristow (20136) for a report of an unresponsive child. Caller reported to police that a 3-month-old infant girl was found unconscious. The infant was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation has not revealed any signs of foul play at this point. An unlicensed daycare appeared to have been operating out of the residence. Other children were present at the residence during the incident. No other injuries or incidents were reported. The remaining children are in the process of being released to their parents or guardians. This investigation is continuing and more information will be released tomorrow.

-From Prince William County Police Department reports

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