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A Florida mother was charged with child neglect after her 3-year-old child was found sleeping on a sidewalk at 1 a.m. on Saturday.

According to a press release, deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office were called to an apartment complex in Fort Walton Beach on April 30.

A security guard making rounds at the Choctaw Village Apartments found the child wrapped in a blanket asleep on a sidewalk and called 911.

"Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of two more young children asleep alone in an apartment at the complex," the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said.

The ages of the two other children were not released.

Deputies waited until Shyla Heidelburg, 25, returned home about an hour later. She confessed that she went clubbing and left her three children alone in the apartment.

She "admitted she had gone out to a nightclub about 90 minutes earlier, leaving the children unattended," the sheriff's office said.

Heidelburg was arrested and charged with three counts of child neglect without great bodily harm, the sheriff's office said.

The children were taken by child protection services.

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Dwight Howard's ex-girlfriend, Royce Reed, was arrested and charged with neglecting their 14-year-old son, Braylon Howard.

According to documents obtained by Radar Online, Reed turned herself in to Orange County, Florida police on March 10. She is charged with a third-degree felony.

According to police, Reed is working with "professionals" as a result of past incidents involving her son.

She is accused of violating a court order prohibiting Braylon from being around minor children two years younger than him without adult supervision.

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Braylon told police the last time he saw his biological father, Dwight Howard, was "when he was in town for a basketball game, which was a while ago."

He said the last time he visited Howard's Atlanta home was "sometime during the 2020 quarantine."

In 2014, Howard, 36, admitted whipping Braylon with a belt, leaving the boy with welts on his leg. At the time he said he didn't see anything wrong with whipping then-7-year-old Braylon, because that's how he was disciplined.

Howard filed for full custody of Braylon, accusing Reed of being an unfit mother.

The case was closed after authorities found no "substantiated findings of physical injuries."

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Howard, who has at least 5 children by five women, has full custody of his son David, whose mother, Melissa Rios, passed away on March 27, 2020.

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More details have emerged after Houston rapper Sancho Saucy found a 2-year-old boy wandering the street alone. The child was barefoot and wore only shorts in cold, rainy weather.

Saucy, 31, took the child into his arms and wrapped him in a warm blanket. He sat with the boy in his car while comforting him.

The aspiring rapper live-streamed the incident as it unfolded and posted the video on his Instagram page (see below).

"This sh*t sad, man. This sh*t sad, man. This little man walking down the street by hisself, dude... In freezing weather. No shoes, no pants, no shirt, and he scarred up. Look at him, man."

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The boy, who is not used to having a male figure in his life, clung tightly to Saucy, whose own toddler son was in the car.

Eventually, the lost boy's mother, a foreign refugee, approached the car, but Saucy refused to hand the boy over to her.

"He needs to go to better care. I ain't gonna lie to you, I don't even feel comfortable giving him back to 'em... Ain't nobody getting no baby out my hand..."

The distraught woman was accompanied by a man who carried the woman's newborn daughter wrapped in a thin blanket.

The woman, who doesn't speak English, threw herself on the ground and wailed in her native language. Her teenage daughter arrived and explained that the mother was asleep when the toddler opened the door and escaped.

An employee from the housing complex arrived, and explained to police that the family had been in her office to report the child missing. The employee transported the family back to the front office in a golf cart. Saucy also accompanied the family to the office.

It is not clear if the police took the 2 children into protective custody.

Although the video has gone viral on multiple platforms, this story has not been picked up by the mainstream media.

Is it because a Black man took responsibility for someone else's child and that's not the image of Black men that the mainstream media wants to promote?

Watch the video below.

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Houston rapper Sancho Saucy found a 2-year-old boy wandering alone on a street in 50-degree weather. The shivering boy wore only shorts and no shoes.

Saucy, real name Albert Mondane, wrapped the child in a blanket before placing him in his car while awaiting police. Saucy live-streamed himself, as friends searched the neighborhood for the boy's mother.

He captioned the video:


A woman expressed concern that the police would charge the boy's mother, but Saucy was not concerned for the mother. "He need to go better care. I ain't gonna lie to you, I don't even feel comfortable giving him back," he said.

Saucy, a responsible father, had his own toddler son in the car with him. He noted that the lost boy had signs of abuse on his back.

"You're alright little homie," the aspiring rapper told the child. The boy, who probably doesn't have a father in his life, clung tightly to Saucy.

When a woman approached the car claiming the boy as her son, Saucy said, "Ain't nobody getting no baby from me. Hear me?"

Sancho Saucy is a member of the rap duo Sauce Twinz, alongside Sauce Walka. They are locally known for their mixtapes titled Sorry 4 the Sauce, Sorry 4 the Sauce 2 and In Sauce We Trust.

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Four boys died in a house fire in London, Metropolitan police confirm. The two sets of twins, ages 3 and 4, were left home alone in the row house on Collingwood Road in Sutton at around 7 p.m. Thursday.

60 firefighters arrived within 3 minutes and fire crews entered the property. The four boys -- Kyson and Bryson, 4, and Leyton and Logan, 3, were located quickly and fire crews performed CPR.

"The children were taken to a local hospital. And, sadly, those four children died later that evening," London Fire Brigade Deputy Commissioner Richard Mills said. "The cause of the fire is currently unknown and we have fire investigation teams on scene at present along with the Metropolitan Police to determine the cause of the fire."

Scotland Yard confirmed police arrested the boys' 27-year-old mother on suspicion of child neglect for leaving the minors home alone. She remains in custody.

The boys' father, Dalton Hoath, is reportedly "devastated" and inconsolable.

"My son has been up all night and he's shattered," said Jason Hoath. "He's trying to get some sleep. He's not in a good way as you can imagine."

"I've lost four grandchildren and he's lost his kids as well. It's all the more heartbreaking because their presents were all piled under the tree ready for them."

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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Kanye West posted X-rays of his son, Saint West's fractured right arm on Instagram on Saturday.

The mega producer shared the X-rays in a post without a caption, prompting speculation that he suspects child neglect.

Kanye posted his son's X-rays two weeks after his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, shared photos of Saint's broken arm on her Instagram.

She shared an Instagram Story photo of Saint sitting in a wheelchair at the hospital with an ice pack on his arm.

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She captioned the images on her Instagram story: "Who do you think cried more today? My baby boy broke his arm in a few places today. I'm not ok".

However, the X-ray showed only one fracture in Saint's right forearm.

Kanye's silence on the subject spoke volumes, according to rumormongers who believe he suspects child neglect.

One IG user noted that Kim is not always attentive to her children whenever she goes live on Instagram:

"I already knew this was gonna happen when he was hanging off the back and climbing on Psalms high chair while Kim was pretending to cook Cup-a-noodles... And she was just letting him lean on it and climb so of COURSE he was gonna fall and break his arm. It was inevitable because she doesn't tell them 'Don't do that. Climb down. Your gonna fall.' She just let's them fall all over the place!"

Others say Kanye might be gathering evidence for a child custody battle.

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No criminal charges will be filed against the elementary school principal who paddled a 6-year-old student in front of her mother and classmates.

The girl's mother secretly recorded the paddling and the footage went viral, sparking public backlash against the principal.

Investigators determined the principal didn't commit a crime, because the child's mother consented to corporal punishment.

According to new legal documents obtained by TMZ, Central Elementary School Principal Melissa Carter and her clerk, Cecelia Self, paddled the student at the request of the girl's mother.

The child's mother, who is in the country illegally, is under investigation for child neglect at home.

Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney Abraham R. Thornburg explains "the evidence in this case appears clear that the child's mother sanctioned and consented to the spanking of her daughter as discipline for misbehavior."

Thornburg also said there were "significant concerns" about the mother's credibility regarding her statements that she was confused or didn't understand the language.

The mother retained an attorney who told reporters the mother didn't know what was going on due to a language barrier. But the principal and clerk are fluent in Spanish -- the mother's native language.

Thornburg said there was "no reason to believe" the principal was aware of any such confusion at the time of the paddling.

Thornburg explained:

"A parent has the right to use corporal punishment to discipline their children, and similarly has the right to consent that others do so on their behalf."

Brent Probinsky, attorney for the family, told TMZ, "The state attorney reached the wrong conclusion here. It's frightening the state attorney, who is in charge of prosecuting crimes in this community, is not filing charges in what clearly is child abuse."

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The mother of the 6-year-old girl who was paddled by a school principal is under investigation after police interrogated her kids.

The family's attorney, Brent Probinsky, tells TMZ, the little girl and 2 of her siblings -- plus a cousin who lives in the home -- were pulled out of class Tuesday by officials with the Florida Dept. of Family and Children Services (DFACS).

Probinsky tells TMZ the unidentified mother is under investigation for reports of child neglect at home.

This comes as the mother filed a lawsuit against the School District for the paddling incident.

Melissa Carter, principal of Central Elementary School in Clewiston, is accused of paddling the child for damaging a school computer.

According to TMZ, the children were asked if their mother is abusive in the home, to which the children said no. Probinsky says the investigators then told him they wanted to follow up with the mother to ask why she didn't step in and intervene during her daughter's paddling.

Apparently, investigators were acting on a tip about the mom allegedly being neglectful at home. TMZ claims "there doesn't appear to be any evidence of that."

Probinsky says it's an outrage that law enforcement is investigating the mom, when the real culprit's on camera in the paddling video.

As Probinsky previously explained -- there's a number of reasons the mom didn't step in ... for one, she's undocumented and was afraid of repercussions.

Probinsky claims the the mother didn't know what was happening when she recorded the paddling due to a language barrier. However, Carter and the school clerk are both fluent in Spanish.

The school district is also investigating the paddling incident. Corporal punishment is not allowed in the school district.

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A Bronx mother has been charged with abandoning her 4-year-old daughter alone on a street corner at night.

The girl knew only her name, Sidaya, when NYPD police picked her up at the corner of East 156th Street and Prospect Avenue just after midnight on Saturday.

Police released photos of the youngster along with a plea for help from the public to identify the child.

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When no one came forward, police released surveillance video that shows Sidaya walking behind a woman about 4 blocks away from where Sidaya was found on the corner.

At one point the little girl caught up to the woman, but the woman looked back at the child, then walked away, leaving her alone on the street.

Sidaya was wearing a sweater but no jacket in 40-degree weather.

On Monday, police arrested Sadeekah Abdul Salaam, 32, and charged her with child abandonment and reckless endangerment according to the New York Daily News.

Abdul Salaam told police she went to a homeless shelter to sleep after abandoning her child, police said.

Sidaya was evaluated at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, and found to be in good health. She is currently in child protective custody.

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A Las Vegas man whose daughter was found dead inside his hot car was released on bond Thursday.

Sidney Deal, 27, was arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 6, after he refused to let his brother and a police officer break a window in his vehicle to rescue his 21-month-old daughter, Sayah Deal.

Deal, who had sole custody of Sayah, took the toddler to visit his girlfriend, who is the mother of two of his children.

The two argued and Deal left the apartment with his daughter. He later told police he placed Sayah in her carseat and returned to his girlfriend's apartment to ask her to call his mother.

His girlfriend said he told her he locked his keys in the car which was running with the AC on.

Deal's girlfriend said she refused to open her door to let him in, but she agreed to call his mother for car insurance information. Her call log showed she was on the phone for 23 minutes.

Deal's insurance did not have roadside assistance and he would have to pay for a locksmith, according to KTNV.

Deal's brother, Samid, told police he received a call from Deal telling him he "accidentally locked" his daughter inside the car.

When Samid arrived at the scene, he removed his shirt and wrapped it around his hand to break the window out, but his brother stopped him. Deal told Samid he didn't have the money to repair a broken window.

The brothers flagged down a police car in the neighborhood and the three men waited for a tow truck to arrive.

When the little girl laid down on the floorboard of the car, Deal told the officer that she was asleep.

After several minutes, the officer decided to break out the back window and pulled Sayah's limp body out of the car.

Patrol officers began CPR but Sayah was pronounced dead.

Deal was arrested because Las Vegas police felt he knew his daughter was inside the hot car for an extended period of time and he did not allow his bother and the officer to break a window.

Deal was booked on one charge of child neglect resulting in substantial bodily harm.

According to court records, Deal posted $20,000 bond on Thursday morning and was released from the Clark County Detention Center.

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A viral video shows the moment when two Tampa police officers forcibly separated an emotionally disturbed mother from her 5 children.

The incident occurred on Saturday, June 27, on a downtown Tampa street. The woman and her 5 barefoot children were forcibly separated by the police as she clung to a toddler.

One of the officers held the woman against a fence as the other officer held another toddler while preventing the woman's sons from snatching their sister.

A bystander recorded a video that went viral on social media over the weekend. The Tampa police addressed the incident in a tweet.

"This afternoon around 12:40 p.m. near Ashley Dr. and Tyler St. in downtown Tampa, The Tampa Police Department responded to a call of a mother, in apparent distress walking in the street with her 5 children barefoot. One of our officers approached the mother offering to help,” the department tweeted.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the mother was putting her barefoot children at risk.

"Officers intervened when the mother attempted to walk on the interstate out of concern for the safety of her and her children. Officers attempted to detain the mother for her safety after her repeated attempts to enter the interstate. While doing so, the children were not wanting to be separated from their mother. Officers were trying to prevent the children from being harmed while trying to detain the mother."

The mother was not arrested. She was transported to a hospital to undergo a psychological evaluation. The children were also taken to the hospital to be with their mother.


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Nipsey Hussle's daughter, Emani Asghedom uploaded a disturbing video to social media, revealing she spent the day outside because her mom, Chyna Hussle, locked her out of the house.

Nipsey's fans remembered him on the anniversary of his death on Tuesday, but 11-year-old Emani shocked fans by accusing her mom of locking her out of the house.

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Via -- "In the video shared on social media Imani claims to have been locked out of her mother's house for hours while her mother was inside cleaning and says her grandfather is also not answering his door. Imani complained about being left out in the heat and admitted she had been crying."


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A Florida man was arrested after he abandoned his preteen son by the son of the road because he believed the boy was same-sex attracted.

Haines City police say Evenaud Julmeus, 30, dropped off the distraught boy in front of a closed police station with a bag that contained some clothes.

A bystander called police after witnessing Julmeus drop off the boy who was distraught and crying.

Julmeus reportedly caught his son viewing male pornography videos on his cell phone, according to the affidavit obtained by Fox News.

The victim told police Julmeus "became very upset" after he found the videos. The boy, whose name and age were redacted from the affidavit, told police his father ordered him to pack a duffel bag and that he was taking him to a police station to find a new home.

Police say Julmeus did not attempt to contact law enforcement or child protective services to inform them of the boy's circumstances.

After the boy's mother learned what happened, she went to go look for him at the police station. She left her other two minor children with Julmeus, the affidavit said.

Julmeus fled the home when police arrived, leaving the two minor children alone.

Julmeus has been charged with three counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm and turned himself in, police said. Julmeus is being held without bond.

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A Colorado woman who sought donations to fulfill her terminally ill daughter's "bucket list" was arrested and charged with the girl's murder.

Kelly Renee Turner, 41, organized ride-alongs with police and fire crews for 7-year-old Olivia Gant, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation paid $11,000 for a "bat princess" costume party for Olivia.

Turner publicized her daughter's terminal illness and promoted the girl's "bucket list" of dreams to fulfill before she died.

When Olivia died in 2017, her cause of death was listed as a variety of ailments including an intestinal disorder, brain seizures, and a buildup of fluid deep in the brain.

But when Olivia's body was exhumed last year, a coroner did not find physical evidence of those disorders. Her cause of death was listed as undetermined.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrested Turner at a Denver-area hotel on Friday. She is being held without bond.

Police say Olivia was in and out of hospitals for most of her 7 years. In the months before she died she received nutrition through a feeding tube.

She was admitted in July 2017 to Children's Hospital Colorado, where doctors said she showed signs of malnutrition.

One doctor told investigators Turner insisted that he sign a "do not resuscitate" (DNR) order for her daughter.

The doctor said Turner wanted to withdraw all medical care and give Olivia nutrition intravenously (via IV) rather than through a feeding tube in her stomach.

Doctors told Turner Olivia wouldn't survive on IV nutrition, and Turner was given the option of taking her home on hospice care. Olivia died at home a few weeks later.

Doctor's suspicions grew when Turner brought another daughter to the hospital and claimed she had "bone pain."

Turner brought up Munchausen syndrome by proxy in an interview with investigators last year.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a psychological condition in which a parent or caregiver exaggerates or causes medical illnesses in children for attention from healthcare workers.

"That has never been my case, like at all, whatsoever," Turner said in the interview.

Turner is also accused of fraudulently obtaining about $539,000 worth of medical care for her two daughters from the government-funded Medicaid program.

Last week, a Dallas woman was sentenced to six years in prison for subjecting her 10-year-old son to hundreds of procedures and 13 major surgeries in another case of Munchausen by proxy.

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A Dallas woman was sentenced to six years in prison for subjecting her 10-year-old son, Christopher to hundreds of procedures and 13 major surgeries.

According to a Child Protective Services (CPS) complaint obtained by the Star-Telegram, Kaylene Bowen-Wright faked or caused her son's illnesses and medical problems almost from the day he was born.

CPS states Bowen-Wright, 36, subjected Christopher to years of unnecessary invasive medical treatments in Dallas, where they lived.

Bowen-Wright pleaded guilty to injury to a child causing serious bodily harm. She admitted she faked his medical conditions and subjected him to 13 major surgeries as well as hundreds of minor medical procedures.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Christopher was fed through a feeding tube and for a time he was in a wheelchair.

When he was 5, Christopher was placed in hospice care and Bowen-Wright signed a "do not resuscitate” order, meaning nurses would allow him to die if his condition took a turn for the worse.

"(She would) just always say that something's wrong with Christopher all the time," the child's father, Ryan Crawford testified in court. "It was just one thing after another."

Bowen-Wright was arrested in 2017 after CPS notified authorities of a possible Munchausen syndrome by proxy child abuse case. Her other children were removed from her home.

Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a condition in which a mentally unstable parent or caregiver exaggerates or causes medical problems in children or people in their care.

Christopher, who has healed from his surgeries, was placed in his father's custody by the state.

"She stole Christopher's childhood," prosecutor Jennifer Sawyer said in court.