Ankeny mom was arrested for child endangerment charges after her two-year-old child was hospitalized for being malnourished Wednesday.
Ankeny Mom Malnourished Two-Year-Old Child
Ankeny mom Toshia Bruckner, 28, allegedly failed to provide her two-year-old child supervision and food, exposing her to a dangerous and unhealthy situation.
Two-Year-Old Child Gets Hospitalized for Being Severely Malnourished
During the investigation, the court records revealed that the alleged abuse had already been going on for two years, which began in March 2021, leading to the child’s current situation.
The two-year-old child was admitted to the hospital in Ankeny after being severely malnourished. The Ankeny mom’s child measured more than 2 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 15 pounds and 8 ounces, which is not the normal height and weight for a two-year-old child.
The Ankeny mom was released from the Polk County Jail and will wait for the schedule of a preliminary hearing.