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Pa. Mom Forces Son, 5, to Smoke Crack: Police



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    Police have charged a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, woman after they say she physically abused her 5-year-old son, left him alone for extended periods of time and forced him to smoke crack cocaine.

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh police obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for 39-year-old Rochelle Daniels on charges including endangering the welfare of children and simple assault.

    Laurent Cipriani, AP

    Police say the boy's aunt brought him to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Sept. 5 after the child said his mother gave him something to smoke that investigators believe was a crack pipe.

    The child has been in the custody of his aunt since Aug. 27 after Daniels left him at a home in Crafton Heights and never returned.

    It's not known if Daniels has a lawyer.