Oakdale Day Care Provider Found Not Guilty of Child Endangerment, Neglect Charges
A jury found Jennifer Goldetsky, 43, not guilty of all charges.
After more than two months since she was first charged, an Oakdale day care provider was found not guilty of child endangerment and child neglect charges.
Jennifer Goldetsky, 43, was acquitted in Washington County District Court on Oct. 17 after a three-day trial.
Goldetsky was accused of locking three young boys — a 5-year-old and 4-year-old twins — in her backyard shed in February when Washington County licensors came to visit. She was charged in July with two counts of child endangerment and two counts of child neglect.
Goldetsky could not be reached for comment, but Goldetsky told the Pioneer Press that the accusation came from a parent who Goldetsky told could no longer bring her children to her day care.
Goldetsky's attorney said the accuser was "unbelievable" and "had a motive to lie," according to the Pioneer Press.
Goldetsky lost her license, but she told the Pioneer Press that she "knew the truth would come out" — and if it didn't then she would "go down fighting."