Bail set at $500,000 for woman charged with baby's death; 911 call released

Erin Pappas, Source: Clermont County Jail
Erin Pappas, Source: Clermont County Jail

CLERMONT COUNTY (FOX19) - Bail is set at $500,000 for a Goshen Township woman who is charged in connection with the death of her toddler.

Erin Pappas, 30, is being held at the Clermont County Jail and is charged with felony child endangering. She called 911 after finding her 3-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, dead in their mobile home on Thursday. The 911 call has been released to Fox19.

In the 911 call, Erin says that Brooklyn was not breathing and not moving. as the dispatcher instructs Pappas on how to perform CPR, she asks "Dispatcher: 'How was she when you laid her down for her nap?' Pappas: 'She was ok.' Dispatcher: 'She was ok?' Pappas: 'Yes.'"

Less than 24 hours after trying to save her daughter's life, Erin was in handcuffs facing a judge. Don White, the Clermont County Prosecutor says there is evidence that indicate there was reckless conduct endangering the child.

Authorities will not go beyond that statement for now. Pappas has a criminal history that goes back to 2000, starting with a minor drug offense, and including OVI, and driving under suspension charges. Her latest charge was filed this week. According to White, she currently has a theft charge from her employment at McDonalds that was filed Tuesday.

Prosecutors say they anticipate filing additional charges, although, the exact cause of death has not yet been released. The additional charges could be filed based on the results of an autopsy.

The child's father is in a co-parenting situation with Pappas. A pre-trial hearing is set for February 7th.

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