VENTURA – Abby Wellik, age 30, was originally charged with an aggravated misdemeanor count of Child Endangerment on April 21st after Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a special needs child left at her home unattended.
Deputies went to the residence of Abby Wellik at 8 South Main Street at 3:34 p.m. April 21st to serve civil papers and discovered “a minor special needs child was found to be left alone at residence to fend for herself without the ability to do so. Mother was arrested for Child Endangerment”, according to an incident report.
A trial had been set for October 16th, on that date a written plea of guilty was instead entered by Wellik.
At the sentencing hearing on Monday, November 19th, presiding Senior Judge Gerald W. Magee handed down a deferred judgment on the Child Endangerment charge. As part of the deferred judgment Wellik will serve 2 years of probation with the Iowa Department of Corrections. Judge Magee did not impose any fines and surcharges in the case against Wellik. She is only ordered to pay $140 in court fees.
The day after the sentencing, Nov 20th, online records show Wellik was cited in Hancock County for an alleged violation of a no contact order. Wellik is also currently out on bail in Hancock County for failing to appear in court for another violation of a no contact order case after being cited in June.
Online records show Wellik was also found guilty of violating the same no contact order in Winnebago County in June.