Child neglect case in Sydney court

A woman is due in court on Tuesday, accused of giving a toddler illicit drugs in Sydney’s west late in 2016.

It comes after a two-year-old boy arrived at Nepean Hospital and doctors told he drank paint thinner at a home on Chesterfield Road, South Penrith.

The child was airlifted to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick a short time later when he got worse.


Later testing revealed the child had illicit drugs in his system.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation and executed a search warrant at the home, where a number of items were seized for forensic examination.

Eventually Detectives arrested a 36-year-old woman at Penrith Police Station on Friday 5 May 2017.

She was charged with two counts of neglect child in care, and fail to provide for child cause danger of death.

The woman was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday.