Woman convicted of endangering children

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August 27 — WILKES-BARRE — A woman accused of endangering three children by living in an apartment unfit for human habitation has been convicted in Lucerne court.

Troylynn Jackson, 45, address listed as Walnut Street, Wilkes-Barre, was judged by Judge Joseph F. Sklarosky Jr. sentenced to two years in the county’s Intermediate Punishment Program with the first six months of electronically monitored house arrest. Jackson was convicted on three counts of endangering the welfare of children.

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Court records show that Wilkes-Barre police responded to a report that two children, ages 3 and 2, were unattended in a vehicle parked on Walnut Street on June 13, 2021.

Police claimed that Jackson was caring for the three children and two left her apartment without her knowledge.

When officers inspected Jackson’s apartment to determine how the children could escape, they found the apartment full of rotting and stale food, dirty dishes, sticky floors covered in feces and an infestation of insects. The children were placed in protective custody by Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.

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The apartment was condemned by the city’s health department after the inspection.

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