According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Derrick O'Meara, who is the Director of the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center, a Little Falls woman has been arrested after endangering an 11-year-old child while in Utica.

The investigation began when members of the Child Advocacy Center were notified by Child Protective Services about the incident. The case was assigned to Sheriff’s Investigator Mark R. Chrysler.

Investigator Chrysler’s investigation revealed that Katrina Callahan, age 41, had placed a rope around the child’s neck that interfered with his breathing.

Inv. Chrysler, with the assistance of Utica Police Investigator Ryan Kelly, arrested Callahan after she turned herself in on March 4, 2024. Callahan was charged with one count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, both of which are Class A Misdemeanors. Callahan was processed at the Utica Police Department and arraigned in Utica City Court. Callahan was remanded to the Oneida County Jail en lieu of $5,000 cash bail, $25,000 bond, and $49,000 Partially Secured Bond.

Services have been offered to the victim by the Child Advocacy Center and an order of protection has been requested on behalf of the child.