Mother in Child Endangerment Case Held on $5k Bail

Christina A. Leblanc, 30, of 11 Elmore St., appeared in Lynn District Court last Thursday on charges of reckless endangerment of her child, after she allegedly left the months old baby in the care of her father, a convicted sex offender.

LeBlanc was summonsed for reckless endangerment of a child, she was arraigned on that charge and a plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf. However, the court ordered her held on $5,000 bail and ordered her to stay away from her child.

The case came to light on Saturday, October 12, when LeBlanc’s father, Gregory LeBlanc was found pushing the naked child around in a stroller, while he was drunk.  LeBlanc, a registered Level 3 sex offender, told police and the courts during his arraignment, that his daughter had shown up at his rooming house in the middle of the night, with the child and told him that she had been assaulted. When he awoke the next day, he told police, his daughter had left, taken his cell phone and left the child behind.

Christina Leblanc was later found hospitalized for a possible overdose, Essex Assistant District Attorney Shailagh Kennedy reported at Gregory Leblanc’s arraignment.

On Thursday, Kennedy requested Christina Leblanc be held on $5,000 cash bail and that she have no contact and stay away from the infant, who is now in the care of the Department of Children and Families.

LeBlanc’s defense attorney Donnalee Leonardo told the court there was “no reckless endangerment” on behalf of her client, as Christina Leblanc left the child with everything necessary for the day.

Leonardo then said it was Gregory Leblanc who had endangered the child. Christina LeBlanc has since tested clean for drugs and is reportedly cooperating with the Department of Children and Families and the probation.

Judge Stacey Fortes ordered $5,000 cash bail and that Christina Leblanc stay away from the infant. Fortes noted Christina Leblanc was on probation for a drug and a prostitution charge.

Christina Leblanc is scheduled to return to court Nov. 6.