Child endangerment cases generally consist of allegations of abuse, abandonment or neglect. According to New Hampshire statutes:
I. "Abandoned'' means the child has been left by his parent, guardian or custodian, without provision for his care, supervision or financial support although financially able to provide such support.
II. "Abused child'' means any child who has been:
(a) Sexually abused; or
(b) Intentionally physically injured; or
(c) Psychologically injured so that said child exhibits symptoms of emotional problems generally recognized to result from consistent mistreatment or neglect; or
(d) Physically injured by other than accidental means.
Based on what you have stated, the closest part would be "left by his parent". However, the definition continues in discussing not having left "provision for his care". Based on the facts as you've stated them, I don't see anything criminal here.
As a note, a couple things that could make this criminal and/or subject to action by child services would include:
- being locked in the room for an extended period of time
- being locked in the room during the day, as opposed to the night when presumably they would be asleep
- if the room were not a proper temperature
- if the mother left the house
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