Shanesha Taylor Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse Charge

By Carrie Jung
Published: Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:37pm
(Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Police Department)
Shanesha Taylor

Shanesha Taylor has pleaded guilty to a felony child abuse charge. The Phoenix mom was arrested almost a year ago after someone reported hearing a child crying inside a hot car at a Scottsdale office complex.

The change of plea was entered Monday as part of an agreement requiring Taylor to serve a minimum of 10 years supervised probation and complete a series of domestic violence classes.

Taylor was arrested for leaving her two sons alone inside her car while she was at a job interview last March.

She was initially offered a deferred prosecution agreement if she funded a trust for her children with money from supporter donations after her story and mug shot went viral. After missing two deadlines to do so, the Maricopa County attorney’s office reinstated prosecution against her.

Taylor will be sentenced on May 15.  

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