Two Amenia residents charged with endangering the welfare of a child

Major Robin H. Benziger
Troop K Commander



Poughkeepsie, New York – On February 24, 2015, New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation from the Poughkeepsie barracks arrested 23-year-old Aleksandr E. McEneaney and Sammantha C. McEneaney, age 19, of Amenia, New York, for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.

On February 23, 2015, Troopers were dispatched to a LaGrange residence for a report of a 6-week old infant that had visible bruising on his forearm. The child’s daycare provider reported to police that the infant was dropped off at her house by the child’s parents, Aleksandr and Sammantha, on the night of February 22, 2015. The next morning, when the care giver changed the baby’s clothes, she observed bruising on the infant’s forearm. She immediately contacted the child’s parents, who neglected to get the child the medical attention that he required.

With the assistance of a State Police Investigator from the Dutchess County Child Advocacy Center and the Dutchess County Child Protective Services, it was determined that the injuries that were visible on the infant’s arms were a result of the child’s father. The McEneaneys were charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child after investigation revealed that they neglected to get their son medical treatment for his injuries.

Aleksandr McEneaney faces additional charges from the White Haven Police Department, located in White Haven, Pennsylvania, where the incident occurred over the weekend.

Both Aleksandr and Sammantha McEneaney were arraigned before the Town of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. They are scheduled to return to the Town of Poughkeepsie Court on March 2, 2015.

Author: Harlem Valley News