4 Arrested for Child Desertion

Left to right: 24-year-old Kaitlyn Charrier Gibson, 25-year-old Joshua Lee Charrier, 55-year-old Wanda Gail Charrier and Raymond Donald Hughes Junior

Rapides deputies arrest four people for child desertion charges in the area of Saint Clair Road near Boyce. They’re 24-year-old Kaitlyn Charrier Gibson, 25-year-old Joshua Lee Charrier, 55-year-old Wanda Gail Charrier and Raymond Donald Hughes Junior, all of Boyce.

Deputies say young children were permitted to play in a road late at night, and on another occasion there were reports of children throwing items at passing cars.

Investigators say one child was not clothed, and the home was in disarray.

They also say when adults were summoned, they were all asleep while the children played in the road.

“I want to thank these citizens who stopped and called us about this situation” said Sheriff William Earl Hilton. “By you becoming involved, a tragedy has probably been avoided. Hopefully, now, the system that is in place to protect these children, will have everything they need to make sure they are safe in the future. There is NO reason children should be outside, unattended, especially at this time of night. There is no excuse.”

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/30/15

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