Parents of dead toddler arrested for endangering welfare of child

By Perry Russom

Parents of dead toddler arrested for endangering welfare of child

October 1, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The parents of the toddler who died after falling out a second-story building two weeks ago were taken to jail Tuesday without bail.

Victoria Young, 37, and Jeffery Johnson, 33, are charged with endangering the welfare of a child along with additional charges.

New York State Police said the endangering charge is related to a prior incident where Young and Johnson are alleged to have taken drugs in the presence of children.

It is not related to the toddler's fatal fall, police said.

Young and Johnson are being held in the Delaware County Jail, according to state police, who arrested them Tuesday.

They're the biological parents of Andie Johnson, who on Sept. 17, fell from a second-story apartment on Read Street.

An autopsy performed Sept. 22 showed Andie died of cardiopulmonary arrest due to severe head trauma.

The manner of death was ruled accidental by the coroner.

In addition to endangering the welfare of a child, Young is charged with forgery in the second degree and Johnson is charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.

State police said the couple forged checks.

The arrests stem from an investigation that began on Sept. 17, the day the toddler died.

The investigation is expected to continue.