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Butte woman arrested after allegedly endangering baby at resort

A 32-year-old Butte woman is facing a misdemeanor charge of endangering her infant daughter after police say the child was left unattended at an outdoor pool at a resort west of Butte.

Two witnesses attending a holiday party at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort alerted security that Olivia Lynn Butori had left her 4-month-old baby strapped into a car seat adjacent to an outdoor pool when she visited the bar area twice during a two-hour period.

Butte-Silver Bow Undersheriff George said the child was wearing a T-shirt and diaper and covered with a blanket in 20-degree temperatures. Butori had soaked in one of the pools while the child sat nearby in her car seat, police said.

The undersheriff said the baby appeared to be fine, but that Butori’s behavior was consistent with someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs. After speaking with Butori, police arrested her out of concern that the child was not properly dressed and neglected while at the resort.

A relative of the Butori’s was called by police to pick up the child.

Butori was released from the Butte-Silver Bow Detention Center about 4:30 a.m. Saturday on $585 bond, according to the jail roster.


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Kathleen J. Bryan covers crime and courts for the Montana Standard. Follow her on Twitter. To send her a news tip, call (406) 496-5519 or email her.

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