One of Three Pleads Guilty To Endangering The Welfare Of A Child

One of three arrested in Chillicothe in July on charges of alleged endangering the welfare of a child has pleaded guilty and been sentenced.  Chillicothe Police investigated the incident in Late July and arrested 33-year-old Donald Lee Franks, 34-year-old Jordana Karns-Kreischer, and 54-year-old Cindy M Pursel.

Thursday, Franks was arraigned and pled guilty to one count of endangering the welfare of a child.  He was sentenced by Judge Ryan Horsman to 2 years in prison.

Karns-Kreischer and Pursel were arraigned in July and entered pleas of not guilty on four counts each of alleged endangering the welfare of a child.  Karns-Kreischer remains in custody at the Harrison County Jail with bond set at $10,000.  Pursel was released on her own recognizance on August 29th.

Both have preliminary hearings scheduled for October 19th.

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