Clarion Woman Accused of Neglecting Dental Care for 5-Year-Old Waives Hearing ::


CLARION CO., Pennsylvania (EYT) – A child endangerment charge against a Clarion woman accused of neglecting the dental care of her five-year-old child was overturned by the court on Tuesday.

According to court documents, the following charge against a 26-year-old man Meagan Elisabeth Wagner was waived in court at a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, November 22:

– Endangering the welfare of the children – Parent/guardian/other commits an offence, crime 3

The charge was transferred to the Clarion County Court of Common Pleas.

Wagner remains free on monetary bond of $2,500.00.

Case details:

According to a criminal complaint, police received a CY104 (Child Welfare Report) from Clarion County Children and Youth Services on November 2. The report named the victim as a known five-year-old male. The assailant’s name was Meagan Briggs, alias Meagan Wagner.

CY104 reported that on Nov. 17, 2021, Wagner took the minor child to the dentist and was told the child’s teeth were decayed and he was in pain, the complaint states.

The dentist recommended Wagner take the child to a pedodontist, which Wagner never followed up on, according to the complaint.

The child was then seen by a dentist on November 1, 2022. During the appointment, it was discovered that two of the minor’s molars had broken and the nerves were exposed. The miner “lost a tooth to decay and has more decay than he had on November 21, 2021,” the complaint states.

On November 2, 2022, investigators met with a Clarion County CYS employee who provided copies of the minor’s dental records from two visits.

The first visit was on Nov. 17, 2021. While in Wagner’s custody, the medical report notes oral pain, poor oral hygiene, general bleeding gums, cavities on multiple teeth, and an ordered referral to a pedodontist.

The second visit took place on November 1, 2022. During the foster care placement, the medical report notes no oral pain, good oral hygiene, no bleeding from the gums, tip of the upper primary molar root and fractured root caries. The report also ordered another referral to a pediatric dentist and noted that the minor has not seen a dentist since the last appointment on November 17, 2021.

CYS also provided police with photographs of the last dental visit that show visible decay and missing teeth, the complaint notes.

Wagner was arraigned at 10:51 a.m. on Wednesday November 9 before Judge Quinn.

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