Mother Arrested for Child Neglect When Child Left in Tub Dies

A Jacksonville woman, Stephanie Smith, has been arrested and charged with child neglect in Jacksonville. Police say she left a small child she was babysitting in a bathtub and upon her return, the child was passed out. The child later died.

To be arrested and charged with 2008->Ch0827->Section%2003#0827.03″target=”_blank”>Child Neglect in Jacksonville and all of Florida, it has to be shown that she:

failed to provide the child with the care, supervision, or services necessary to maintain the child’s physical health.

It can be based on a single incident or repeated incidents. If convicted of this felony in Jacksonville, Smith is facing up to 15 years in prison.

If you have been arrested in Jacksonville for child neglect or child abuse, call our Jacksonville Child Abuse Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.