A Florida man is facing child neglect charges after he left a child with a severe disability alone to go to a strip club. Kalvin Guice admitted he left two children alone for approximately for hours without any supervision.
According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Smoking Gun, the incident occurred on July 12. In the affidavit, Guice stated he was watching the children while their mother attended a funeral in Georgia. The two children required constant supervision. One of the children has brain damage, severe autism, and physical disabilities. Due to the child’s limitations, they are not supposed to be left unattended at any time.
Despite the needs of the child, Guice decided he wanted to go to a strip club. He told police that he went to 4-play Gentleman’s Club about 8 miles away from his home. During his time at the club, he consumed 4 to 5 alcoholic beverages. After consuming the liquor, the man drove back to the house.
According to police, the young child with severe disabilities was found in the home with a urine-soaked diaper. The child is non-verbal and unable to care for himself. Additionally, the other child was too young to manage the responsibilities of caring for the profoundly disabled child.
After police arrested Guice, he admitted that he left the children alone. Guice told the officers he knew the children required supervision but went out anyway. The man also told police that the children would not have been able to manage an emergency if one arose while he was gone.
Following his admission, police charged Guice with neglect of a child without great bodily injury.
Interestingly, Kalvin Guice works for the Veteran’s Administration hospital. Due to his work, he should have realized the danger he was putting the children in by leaving them unattended. Following his arrest, he bonded out after posting $5,000.00.
Children with severe autism and brain damage require 24 hour a day supervision. In the case of this child, physical and neurological impairments put them at high risk of harm. Thankfully, the child did not suffer any permanent injuries due to Guice’s neglect. The other child must have been terrified to be left home with their sibling that required so much help.
Hopefully, the children are doing well, and the mother never leaves them with someone as terrible as Guice.
*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
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