CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield woman facing charges after her daughter was found outside in only a diaper and T-shirt, pleaded guilty Monday during a special sentencing session of court.
Nicole Lynn Luzier, 27, pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of children and harassment. In a second case, she pleaded guilty to harassment and disorderly conduct for fighting with her mother who found the child.
She was sentenced to three months to one year in jail and two years consecutive probation. Her sentence will run concurrent with the probation revocation sentence she is currently servicing.
She was also ordered to complete anger management counseling and comply with the custody orders of CYS. She was fined $300 plus costs.
The plea deal was for her to plead guilty to disorderly conduct instead of endangering the welfare of children.
President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman would not accept this, and said he would take the plea for the same jail sentence if the endangering the welfare charge was included.
“When dealing with kids, I have zero tolerance,” he said.
According to the affidavits of probable cause, the temperature was approximately 20 degrees when Luzier’s mother found the two-year-old girl, who was crying, on her front porch Dec. 11 at 10:40 a.m.
Luzier then fought with her mother and repeatedly phoned her. The two ended up in a physical altercation.
The criminal complaint details the incident beginning when the victim found the child, who lives a short distance away, on her porch. She had severe redness to her hands and feet and was shaking uncontrollably.
She was wearing one shoe and one boot. The girl was brought into the home and efforts were made to warm her up.
According to the affidavit, the length of time the child was outside is unknown.
For more details, see the story on the preliminary hearing here.