ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two eastern Pennsylvania parents who took their infant daughter from a hospital against doctor's orders have pleaded guilty to child endangerment.
The (Easton) Express-Times (http://bit.ly/1dJVRpY) said 42-year-old April Saul and 43-year-old Daniel Rivera of Pottstown were spared jail time by their guilty pleas Wednesday and instead were sentenced to two years of probation by Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos.
The parents took 3-month-old Aarlynn Saul-Rivera from the neonatal intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital last October although officials said she didn't meet requirements for discharge.
Saul said Lehigh Valley didn't have the specialist the baby required for her heart condition so her parents took her to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She said she never intended to put her sick daughter in danger but she "was terrified as a mother."
Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com