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Plymouth Woman Charged with 2 Counts Neglect of Dependent

February 25, 2014
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  02/15/14 A Plymouth woman has been charged with two Class D felonies for alleged neglect of dependents.  The charges were filed in open court against Rebecca Lynn Strayer on February 13, 2014.

The first charge followed a curfew violation of a dependent and the second charge for knowingly depriving dependent (s) of education as required by law.

According to court documents, Strayer, on or near February 1, 2014, did knowingly place a dependent in a situation that endangered the life or health-“out after curfew with no adult supervision”.

The second charge was filed for failure to have dependents age 14 and/or 17 enrolled in the Plymouth School system.

By law (IC 20-33-2-6) children must be enrolled in an education program by the age of 7 and remain until age 18 or having graduated. Children age 16 may withdraw pending an exit interview with parents/guardians and school administrators. The withdrawal must be based on financial hardship, illness, or under court jurisdiction.

Rebecca Strayer was booked into the Marshall County Jail at 4:25 p.m. on February 15th on a $5,005 cash bond. 

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is a mere allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.

 

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