According to Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Utica woman has been arrested for an incident that occurred in July of 2020.

The investigation began on July 2, 2020, when the Utica Police Department responded to Catherine Street in the City for a 5-year-old male child that had fallen from the 3rd floor balcony. The child sustained a broken mandible bone, among other injuries, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The case was turned over to the Child Advocacy Center and was assigned to Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler.

During the investigation, it was learned that Krista Redinger, age 28 of Utica, had left the child on the balcony, unsupervised, for a period of time. The child, while not being supervised, climbed the railing of the balcony and he fell to the ground, causing the injury.

On September 23, 2020, Investigator Chrysler, and Utica Police Investigator Titus Ciccone, located Redinger at an unrelated address in Utica where she was arrested for Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Redinger was transported to the Utica Police Department where she was processed, and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Utica City Court in mid-October.

An Order of Protection has been requested on behalf of the child and services have been offered through the Child Advocacy Center.