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York woman pleads no contest to endangering of 5 children

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Louann Bowers Louann Bowers
Sinhue Johnson Sinhue Johnson
YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

A York woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to five counts of endangering the welfare of children.

Louann Bowers, 34, will be sentenced at a later date.

Police arrested Bowers and 46-year-old Sinhue Johnson at an East York area motel in September after authorities said they found no evidence of birth certificates, schooling, immunizations, or doctor visits for the five children between the ages of 2-13.

A home in the 700 block of South Duke Street where the family had lived was found to have no running water, electricity, or a working toilet, according to court documents in the case.

The children were later found to have health and vision issues, and none were at their expected education levels, police said. They were placed into protective custody by Children and Youth Services.

By pleading no contest, Bowers admitted no guilt but conceded prosecutors had enough evidence to win a conviction.

Johnson is awaiting his trial on the same charges.

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