Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dad in "custody battle" charged with child neglect after 4-year-old daughter found locked outside with no one at home (Troy, New York)

Dad MICHAEL GOUBEAUX sounds like a controlling freak for going after Mom for "fleeing" with the child, when he had no interest in actually doing child caretaking himself. You leave a 4-year-old locked outside while you go to the gas station? Uh, no.

Looks like Mom had her reasons. Unfortunately the clueless control freak daddy now has custody.


Goubeaux charged with child neglect

The 4-year-old girl was part of national search

Last updated: October 21. 2014 2:38PM - 377

Melanie Yingst Staff Reports

On Sunday, Michael Goubeaux, the father of the 4-year-old girl whose mother fled with her to Las Vegas during a custody battle, was charged with child neglect by the Troy Police Department.

Goubeaux, 53, was charged with one count of child neglect, after Troy Police were called to his home after neighbors found the 4-year-old girl unattended near the street around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The 4-year-old girl was found to be OK at the scene.

The girl was the center of a two-month national search last winter. The mother of the girl, Eva Villmor-Goubeaux, 38, of Dayton, was charged with interference of custody. She was found in Las Vegas last February by U.S. Marshals and extradited to Miami County with the child.

According to the report, the neighbors said their children went to the Goubeaux’s house and found no one home and the doors locked.

The 4-year-old girl told the neighbors that her father went to the gas station while she played in the backyard with another neighborhood child. The girl said the boy left and she tried to go inside the house, but the doors were locked.

The neighbors tried to get a hold of Goubeaux who returned home nearly 20 minutes after the child was found alone. Goubeaux admitted to police he went to the gas station and had left his daughter with the neighborhood boy who was around 7 years old. The parents of the boy claimed there was no prior agreement for them to watch the children that day. The parents also said they were not aware that Goubeaux had left the children to go to the gas station.

Goubeaux denied the doors were locked to his home. Goubeaux was issued a summons for child neglect.