Tenafly NJ Woman Charged with Child Endangerment for Allowing Teen Party in Her Home
A woman has been charged with child endangerment for allegedly hosting a teen party in her home in Tenafly, New Jersey.
Tenafly police officers responded to a noise complaint in the Engle Street area. When the officers arrived, more than 40 teenagers fled, leading the officers to the home of 44-year-old Ivette Wilson.
Police allegedly found beer bottles, hard liquor, marijuana, and possible cocaine on the premises.
At first, Ms. Wilson was cited for creating a public nuisance and enabling the consumption of alcohol on her property. Later, the charges were upgraded to include endangering the welfare of a child.
According to authorities, Ms. Wilson claimed that she did not know that a party was taking place in the basement of her house.
In New Jersey, endangering the welfare of a child is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4. The statute classifies the offense as a third degree felony. If Ms. Wilson is convicted of third degree endangering the welfare of a child, she faces up to five (5) years in NJ State Prison.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Tenafly Mom Facing Child Endangerment Charges for Allegedly Hosting Raucous Teen Party.“