Parents Charged in Case of 19-Pound Boy

A 4-year-old boy was admitted to Reading Hospital in July weighing only 19.5 pounds

Two Berks County parents are facing felony child abuse charges after their 4-year-old son was admitted to Reading Hospital over the summer weighing just 19.5 pounds.

According to the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, 26-year-old Lindsay Coleman and 27-year-old Rick Postetter of the 300 block of West Green Street in Reading are responsible for the neglect and malnutrition of their 4-year-old son.

A pediatrician at the hospital examined the boy and told police that his condition was a result of child abuse and medical neglect, the D.A .said.

The boy is on the road to recovery in stable condition at another medical facility, officials said.

Coleman surrendered to Berks County detectives Wednesday. The bail amount is not yet known.

Postetter was already in Berks County Prison for a parole violation on unrelated charges, according to the D.A.

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