Police: Mom arrested after photo shows plastic bag tied over toddler's head

Queridea Young (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Queridea Young (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2017 at 9:19 PM EDT
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NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - A North College Hill mother faced a judge Monday after police say she tied a brown plastic bag over her 2-year-old daughter's head for a half hour.

Queridea Young, 24, is held on a child endangering charge at the Hamilton County jail.

"Ms. Young is a danger to the well being and health of her child," North College Hill police wrote in a sworn statement filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

According to other court records, Young sent a picture Sunday to a grandmother showing a plastic bag around her daughter's head "and stated in the text that she tied the bag around (the toddler's) head and left it on her for 30 minutes."

Venus White, the child's paternal grandmother, said she called police after Young sent her the photo of the toddler with a bag on her head.

White claims Young is a good mother and that the alleged crime was "out of her character."

"I'm gonna put this bag over her head," White said. "And let her see how this feel."

The offense was reported in the 1600 block of West Galbraith Road.

A judge set Young's bond at $25,000 and ordered she wear an electronic monitoring bracelet upon release.

White said she believes Young had a mental break down and that she hopes the mother gets help.

"This right here is out of her character," she said. "She's a good mom. She's not a bad mother."

White said she intends to gain custody of her granddaughter. In the meantime, the child is staying with her father.

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