Detectives Briscoe and Logan pull out all of the stops when 10 year-old Wendy Sylvester's school friend complains that she hadn't seen her for two days. She was a ward of the State but her foster mother treated the girl like a servant and hadn't bothered calling the police believing she would return at some point. Her mother is an alcoholic and also hadn't seen her. A diary leads the police to believe that she may have been close to one of her teachers and the school confirms that a volunteer, Annette Fennady, may be that person. Fennady says she hasn't seen Wendy for some time but Logan's thinks she lying. After they find the girl in a hidden bedroom in the basement she is charged but her defense is that she was actually protecting the girl.
Did You Know?
At her arraignment Arnette Fenady is charged with, among other things, endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree, implying there are different degrees of seriousness to the crime. However in New York state endangering the welfare of a child doesn't have different degrees, there is only one, it is a class A misdemeanor. See more
References Mary Poppins