US: Parents jailed after teen daughter drinks 17 shots of vodka
The 13-year-old girl was hospitalised after she was allowed to drink vodka on her birthday.Updated: Jun 13, 2017 16:34 IST
Associated Press, Allentown
A Pennsylvania father has been sentenced to a maximum of four years in state prison after his 13-year-old daughter was hospitalised after drinking 17 shots of vodka.
Charles Younger had previously pleaded guilty to child endangerment. The 39-year-old was sentenced on Monday.
The girl’s mother also had pleaded guilty to the charge. Michelle Edwards was sentenced to 23 months in Lehigh County Jail last week.
Police say the parents provided their daughter and another 15-year-old girl with liquor for the daughter’s 13th birthday in January.
Police were called to the home after the 13-year-old vomited and passed out. Police say Younger and Edwards had fled the scene.
During a court hearing, Younger said his kids “mean everything” to him.
First Published: Jun 13, 2017 16:32 IST