Mom jailed after son, 4, crosses road to visit grandfather

Posted: May 6, 2014 - 4:30am


VINTONDALE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she endangered her two young sons after police say the 4-year-old crossed a highway to visit his grandfather while the woman slept.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 26-year-old Melissa Cassatt, of Buffington Township. That's about 40 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Cassatt faces a preliminary hearing May 20 on charges of child and reckless endangerment after her children's grandfather called authorities when the boy crossed state Route 403 to his home on Friday.

When police went to Cassatt's home to investigate, they allegedly found her asleep.

Police say the boy's 2-year-old brother had previously been found outside the home in a soiled diaper, also while Cassatt slept.

The boys' grandparents will now care for them while their father is working.

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