Woman charged with child neglect after waiting to report child molestation

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville woman is charged with child neglect after she said she waited to report an accusation of child molestation.

Police said they arrested Gena Bergonia because she did not report the case.

Bergonia told authorities she waited on making the report because she was high on meth for two weeks after the child told her about the abuse.

She admitted to the police that she tested positive for meth and officers found the drug or her.

She is facing charges of possession of meth and child neglect.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 12, 2020)

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