Child endangering suspect appears in court

Investigators believe the incident happened in Sebring

Matthew Prendergast arrested in Sebring, Ohio for endangering children.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – 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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