What I’m wondering is if there will be charges against the adults who left these infants in the care of a minor in the first place, especially a male minor whose maturity level would at best be that of a 10-year old???? Seems to me they should be charged with even stiffer penalties well.
So you want to charge the adults and set a precedent that will put every teenaged babysitter (regardles of gender) out of work?
I doubt a precedent would be set however I’m wondering if a ripple effect could occur: http://www.totalcriminaldefense.com/crimes_against_children.asp
Child Neglect / Child Endangerment
Not all crimes against children require direct action. Parents, legal guardians, and even other adults who are charged with the care of children have a legal obligation to provide certain care and safeguards to those children. The precise requirements vary from state to state, but may range from failure to provide necessary food, clothing, shelter and supervision to the abandonment of a child unattended or improperly attended in dangerous circumstances. Child endangerment may also encompass the actual act of placing a child in danger through reckless behavior, such as driving with a young child in the car without a seatbelt or safety seat…...............
......Child Abuse / Cruelty to a Child
Child abuse and cruelty charges typically apply specifically to adults who have care and custody of the children in question. The seriousness of these charges depends on location and degree as well, and the subject matter of the charges may include actions that would be considered neglect in some states, such as deprivation of adequate food, shelter, and even emotional nurturing. Some states include mental/emotional abuse in child cruelty or child abuse statutes. And, of course, actual physical abuse, generally of the type that would constitute battery if committed by a person not having care or custody of the child, may be charged under these statutes…............