Mom Who Left 6-Year-Old Son at Train Station Sentenced to Jail, Probation


LOS ANGELES — A Walnut Creek woman has been sentenced for child endangerment after she abandoned her 6-year-old son at Union Station last July.

Dava Denise Webster, 31, pleaded no contest to one count of felony child endangermen. Webster was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Gustavo Sztraicher to four years of formal probation and was ordered to complete 562 days in county jail with credit time served.

Under the terms of the negotiated plea agreement, she also is required to attend 52 weeks of child abuse counseling and obey the Los Angeles County Probation Department’s recommendation on a mental health program. A protective order for the victim also was issued.

Deputy District Attorney Irene Lee of the Family Violence Division prosecuted the case.

On July 4, 2018, Webster was with her son at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles when she left him alone at the train depot. The boy was found by a security guard. Webster was arrested the next day when she returned to the station.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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