Oil City Woman Charged with Child Endangerment Following Report of Missing Juvenile

| April 13, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa., (EYT) – An Oil City woman is charged with child endangerment following a report by Venango County Children and Youth Services (CYS) of a missing juvenile.

According to court documents, 44-year-old Penny Jo Roos of Oil City has been charged with the following:

– Endangering Welfare of Children- Parent/Guardian/Other Commits Offense, Felony 3

On April 9 CYS reported a missing juvenile to the Oil City Police Department after making contact with Roos at her West First Street residence.

Roos allegedly stated that she was unaware of the whereabouts of the juvenile female and had been “too busy to make a report,” according to a criminal complaint.

Oil City Police officers were also advised by CYS that Roos had failed to comply with school and outreach programs which allowed the child to be truant on multiple occasions. This, in turn, resulted in a court order that called for the physical custody of the child to be transferred to CYS, the complaint states.

Roos allegedly failed to make a reasonable effort to transfer physical custody of the child to CYS on April 6, where the child was to be placed in an out of county academy.

Failing to do this, the CYS states that the child was given time to run away. The child is on prescribed medication that would endanger her if not taken regularly, according to the complaint.

Roos was arraigned in Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, she was lodged in Venango County Jail.

On April 12, Roos’ bail was changed to $5,000.00 unsecured per court order from the Venango County Court of Common Pleas, and she was released from confinement.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on April 25 in Venango County Central Court.

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