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Father says he didn’t neglect daughter with severely rotten teeth


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EASTON, Pa. » The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter’s teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn’t neglect his 6-year-old.

The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reports that Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. wants a judge to let him withdraw his guilty plea. Wanamaker says Saturday that he never endangered his daughter’s life.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty last month to reckless endangerment and false swearing. He’s been in jail since having his bail revoked in December for failing to enroll in drug treatment.

Authorities allege he allowed his daughter’s teeth to become so infected her life was at risk.

He says in a filing April 22 that he didn’t understand the charges.

Authorities are still investigating the pneumonia death of Wanamaker’s 7-month-old son in 2011.

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