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Man charged with child endangering


Shane M. Matthews Sr., 40, of 11357 Township Road 251, Belle Center, was issued a summons for child endangering following an incident Wednesday morning.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office responded to Geronimo Campground, 15650 N. State Route 235, Belle Center, about 8:35 a.m. to speak with a camper at lot B3.

The camper said a naked 3-year-old girl had come to his campsite and was playing with his dogs. The camper did not know the young girl.

During the investigation, deputies learned that Mr. Matthews was the legal guardian of the child. His residence is located about 200 yards away from the campground across an open field.

The girl reportedly had wandered off from his home.

A report has been forwarded to Logan County Children’s Services regarding the incident.

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