Sunday, May 29, 2005

Woman Accused of Manslaughter of Child and Sexual Assault of Boy

(Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Amy Livingston, 27, the mother of four who was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the diaper-rash death of a son, has been charged with statutory sexual assault of a 15-year-old boy. In addition to statutory sexual assault, Livingston faces five counts each of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, and corruption of minors.

Amy Livingston

Since Livingston is charged with two major, yet unrelated, crimes with behind-the scenes legal maneuverings ongoing, the current status of each case is murky. The diaper-rash death has triggered an internal review of the Children and Youth Services Department to determine the adequacy of oversight. It's unclear at present when Livingston will go to trial.

[Update 6/29/05] According to this report, Amy Livingston pleaded guilty in Cambria County Court to manslaughter for the death of her 15-month-old son. She also pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 30.

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