Woman arrested for child endangerment and aggravated assault


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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

PITTSBURGH — On Oct. 29, 2018, a 19-month-old child was brought into UPMC Children’s Hospital after a medical emergency and was eventually placed on life support. No information on the child’s condition was given by the caretaker.

On Oct. 30, Allegheny County detectives were notified that the child’s toxicology report indicated that the child had suffered from acute acetaminophen overdose. The report indicated that the child swallowed either large amounts of liquid acetaminophen or took extra tablets of high strength acetaminophen only a few hours before the symptoms began. The child is still recovering.

Before coming to Children’s Hospital, the child was in the sole care and custody of Lavaughn Woman, 31, of Swissvale, who was watching for the child overnight.

As a result, Moman was taken into custody Tuesday and is charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of aggravated assault. Moman remains in the Allegheny County Jail.