A mother and father were arrested over the weekend on a charge of felony child neglect after the couple’s three-year-old child was found severely malnourished and had multiple sores in and on his mouth that made it difficult for him to swallow or eat.
A 14-year-old boy who was found emaciated and high on drugs has been put into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services after a shelter hearing Friday.
Darin MacDannald, 47, of Deerfield Beach, has been arrested and charged with child neglect after Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a structure fire and found a 14-year-old boy in the house weighing just 85 pounds and high on drugs.
A Florida couple locked up an extremely malnourished boy inside a closet as punishment for stealing food they were keeping from him, according to a police report.
A 9-year-old boy who was found bruised, naked and severely malnourished while wandering in the street near his North Miami beach home will remain in foster care along with three of his siblings.