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Mom seeks bond in child-endangering case, denies threatening CSB worker



Published: Wed, November 6, 2013 @ 12:03 a.m.

By joe gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

youngstown

A woman facing child endangering charges and asking for her bond to be reinstated denied Tuesday that she threatened a Children Services Board worker who was trying to place her children.

Kacee Moser, 25, testified in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court before Judge Maureen Sweeney that she did not threaten the case worker. She said she was upset because she thinks they were doing a poor job of placing her two children.

At times in tears, Moser said she was concerned that the CSB worker wanted to place the children with people who Moser feared would hurt them.

She faces two counts of child endangering and two counts of abduction.

Beaver Township police said Moser went to work the overnight shift at a Western Reserve Road nursing home June 16 and left her two children, 3 years and 9 months old, strapped in their car seats in front of the TV.

Police found the children home alone and went to the nursing home to question Moser. She ran away from the home but turned herself in to police June 18.

Police initially were called to the home by a woman who knew Moser was working and was concerned about the children. Police saw the children through a living room window and broke the window to get to them.

Judge Sweeney had agreed to a defense motion Aug. 5 to reduce her bond from $75,000 to $25,000 after she was indicted. A condition of that bond was she have no contact with her children and that she cooperate with CSB to place her children. Her bond was revoked Oct. 17.

The CSB case worker and supervisor also testified at the hearing. The case worker said she was threatened by Moser. The supervisor said Moser had not submitted a written complaint about the case worker but she had voiced concerns about the caseworker with the supervisor.

Moser said she wants to go to parenting classes and will do whatever it takes to be able to see her kids again. She said she has an anxiety disorder and was abused in a previous relationship and wants to get counseling.

She said she misses her boys and asked for a lower bond and visits with her children that can be supervised by CSB. During the entire time she was on house arrest she never violated the terms of her bond, her mother Joan Palmer, testified. Moser stayed with her mother while she was on house arrest.

Judge Sweeney said she would take the matter under advisement.


Comments

1steelwagon(284 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

If Miss Moser is willing to take parenting classes and deal with her issues she should be given a second chance.

What she did was wrong but keep in mind she was going to her job and not out to party or to enjoy a night out when she left her children home alone.

If she can make a genuine effort to help herself and be a responsible parent she should be given that opportunity.

Our court system seems to have no problem giving repeat violent criminals mutiple second chances so give Miss Moser her chance provided she completes all that is required and co-operates fully which she seems willing to do.

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2southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Steelwagon makes a good point, but a 3 year old watching a 9 month old is not responsible parenting.

Thankfully, the children are OK.

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3L0L(660 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

"and left her two children, 3 years and 9 months old, strapped in their car seats in front of the TV."

-what part of that says the 3 year old was "watching" the 9 month old? They were strapped in carseats!!!

-ya give her a second chance what can go wrong with raising two small children? Hey, theres no big deal if you screw that up! If these kids aren't placed somewhere else they have no chance. You honestly think she can do it? I dont care if she was at work or not then hire a babysitter! My friends do it. And now shes using the abused and anxiety excuse to get out of it. You did it, own it if you're truly sorry!

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