Friday, April 26, 2013

Dad, gal pal arraigned on child neglect, mistreatment charges (Portland, Oregon)

This article is silent on the major issue here. Where is this boy's mother? Is BRIAN L. PARMENTIER a custodial father? Or did all this happen during the meth-head daddy's visitation? No answer.

How did this boy end up with these losers? What officials, if any, were involved in making that decision? Will they be held accountable for their decisions? No answer.

Portland father, girlfriend accused of child neglect, mistreatment

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
on April 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM, updated April 25, 2013 at 5:10 PM

A Portland father and his girlfriend face child neglect and criminal mistreatment allegations, accused of leaving the dad's 10-year-old son home alone "in deplorable conditions" in a Southeast Portland apartment for a night.

Brian L. Parmentier , 40 and Sarah Call, 32, were arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court Thursday.

They each face allegations of first-degree child neglect, two counts of first-degree criminal mistreatment and second-degree animal neglect.

According to Portland police, Officer Robert Slyter responded Wednesday to a report of a child left unattended at an apartment in the 12500 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard.

The 10-year-old boy invited the officer in when Slyter showed up at the apartment. "Officer Slyter immediately could see that the home was in deplorable conditions with garbage, food and dog feces all over the floor,'' deputy district attorney Susan Howard wrote in a probable cause affidavit filed in court Thursday.

There was no running water, flies everywhere and no phone available in the residence, the affidavit said.

Officer Judy McFarlane, who was also on scene, wrote in her police report that "these were the worst conditions she has seen'' in her 40 years as an officer, Howard wrote in the affidavit.

McFarlane called animal control officers since there were three dogs, a cat and three kittens without food or water inside the apartment.

The 10-year-old boy also hadn't eaten that day, police said. Parmentier told police he thought his son was old enough to stay home by himself.

Call explained why they weren't home: They'd been arrested and accused of possessing methamphetamine and spent the night in jail.