Child endangering suspect appears in court

Investigators believe the incident happened in Sebring

Matthew Prendergast

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A man from Sebring who is accused of abusing his girlfriend’s daughter appeared in court Tuesday morning.

Matthew Prendergast appeared in Mahoning County Court after being indicted in late March.

Prosecutors said Prendergast excessively disciplined the daughter of the woman he was in a relationship with, leaving bruises on the girl.

He’s charged with child endangering, a second-degree felony.

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