Colorado Couple Plead Guilty to Child Abuse in November Towing Incident

Apr 7th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A Denver, Colo., couple whose nine-month-old baby was towed away in their illegally parked car in November have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted child abuse, according to news reports.

Guadalupe Torres-Sanchez, 33, entered into her plea Tuesday, April 5, and was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to attend parenting classes, reports state. Rene Calderon, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this year and appears for sentencing April 15.

An Excalibur Towing truck towed the couple’s car about two miles on the evening of Nov. 30 before Torres-Sanchez called 911 and the towing company to report her daughter missing. The child was eventually found uninjured in the back of the car, her car-seat covered in blankets.

Parents or guardians who act in a reckless manner that endangers a child but does not injure the child, can be charged with a Class 2 misdemeanor count of child abuse, according to a report. The maximum penalty for the charge is two years in county jail.