As you see more dads get custody and/or visitation rights, you see more and more neglect cases like this: a clueless dad like ELIJAH GAINES who"allegedly" left a 4-year-old and a newborn infant at home alone. Wonder if the mom was scammed into this arrangement, or whether it was court ordered? It is UTTERLY INSANE for newborns to be in joint custody. The have nothing to gain at this age by multiple caretakers. In fact, where is the mother in all this? There is not a single word.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT.
Cops: Dad left baby, 4-year-old alone
By Jennifer Baker • firstname.lastname@example.org • October 1, 2010
WESTWOOD – A father faces child endangering charges after police say he left his small child and newborn baby home alone.
Elijah Gaines, 36, was held overnight at the Hamilton County jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bond.
Police went to his apartment building in the 2500 block of Westwood Northern Boulevard on another matter Thursday morning. That’s when they found Gaines' child, 4, crying in a stairwell.
As they investigated further, they found his newborn daughter crawling on their apartment floor trying to eat Vaseline from a jar, court records show.
He told police he left the children alone while he went to the store.