Sentencing for Dad of Kids Found in Feces-Filled Home

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    Soyika Eldemire (left) and Lakeeshanaye Overton are accused of endangering three girls found inside their feces-filled home.

    A Philadelphia man whose three children were found inside a home covered in feces and unknown fluids was sentenced to one year of probation on Monday.

    Soyika Eldemire, 25, and Lakeeshanaye Overton, 24, each pled guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Recklessly Endangering Another Person last month.

    While Eldemire was sentenced, Overton's sentencing date was moved to December 18.

    The couple was arrested on August 9 after police responded to a domestic violence accusation against them.

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    Soyika Eldemire and Lakeeshanaye Overton were charged with three counts each of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after police found their the young girls living in a feces-infested home on Thursday. NBC10's Keith Jones reports. (Published Friday, Aug 9, 2013)

    Upon entering their Logan home on the 4800 block of N. 9th Street, police said the floors, furniture and a child's playpen were covered with a mixture of feces, unknown fluids and trash.

    “It looked a little unkempt, the smell was a little bit tough to take,” said Philadelphia Police Captain John Fleming when the investigation began.

    The children, ages 1, 3, and 4, were removed from the home, checked out at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and then placed in foster care.

    Soyika Eldemire (left) and Lakeeshanaye Overton are accused of endangering three girls found inside their feces-filled home.

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    Police arrested the parents because their three children were living in deplorable conditions at a home in the Logan section of Philadelphia and the pair was later charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports with the latest. (Published Thursday, Aug 8, 2013)

     


    Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.

     


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