Child Neglect

Laurens Police have charged a woman with neglect of a child. 21-year-old Natalie Salene Blankinship of Pridmore street, Laurens was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child.

Warrants served Tuesday allege that Ms. Blankinship failed to provide the necessary basic care of her two-year-old daughter, who was not properly bathed and clothed and forced to live in deplorable conditions. Blankinship is further accused of providing alcohol to a minor child causing the child to need medical services.

Natalie Blankinship was released Tuesday on posting bonds on the two charges totaling $15,000.