Two of three women accused of being involved in a child abuse case at the Genesis Child Care at Pittsburgh East Community Church in Plum have been sentenced to probation.
According to court documents, former childcare worker Eileen Marie Andrews, 45, of Penn Hills pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault of a victim younger than 12 during a non-jury trial in Allegheny Court of Common Pleas Tuesday. She was sentenced to six months probation. Other charges of endangering the welfare of children and simple assault were withdrawn.
Angela Marie Russo, 50, of Plum pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to report abuse. Russo, the former childcare director, was sentenced to three months probation. Other charges of failure to report abuse, endangering the welfare of children and school employee—administrator abuser were withdrawn.
Former director of children's services Terry Lynn Bachner, 43, of Murrysville pleaded no contest to failure to report abuse. She faces no further penalty. Other charges of failure to report abuse and endangering the welfare of children were withdrawn.
Plum police filed the charges against the women in May 2012, after reports surfaced that Andrews would abuse children at the childcare facility, which closed in April. Russo and Bachner were accused of failing to notify authorities when multiple employees reported the abuse.