Citizen Journalism

April 24, 2014

7-Week Old and 6 Other Children Left Freezing in Van, Two Tied To Seat

by Ken Davidson

A couple charged with leaving their 7 children in a van at a motel appeared in Court today for the first time. Robert Boyko and Marian Clark were charged on Wednesday after police found their children freezing in a van outside a motel. The youngest of the two children were reportedly zip tied to their seats. Several of the children were reportedly without shoes. Among the children was a 7 week old baby wearing just a onesie. All of the children required medical attention, with at least three receiving life threatening injuries according to the charging instrument. The fact that the couple was at the hotel is particularly troublesome as they apparently own a home in Monroeville, Indiana.

The couple were each charged with seven felony counts of neglect of a dependent according to Court records:

Charges: BOYKO, ROBERT L Citation Statute Level Date
1. 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A)/FC: Neglect Of Dependent Resulting In Bodily Injury NA 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A) Felony C 01/08/2014
2. 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A)/FC: Neglect Of Dependent Resulting In Bodily Injury NA 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A) Felony C 01/08/2014
3. 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A)/FC: Neglect Of Dependent Resulting In Bodily Injury NA 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A) Felony C 01/08/2014
4. 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A)/FC: Neglect Of Dependent Resulting In Bodily Injury NA 35-46-1-4(b)(1)(A) Felony C 01/08/2014
5. 35-46-1-4(a)(1)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Depndnt Put In Situation Endangering Depndnts Life/Health NA 35-46-1-4(a)(1) Felony D 01/08/2014
6. 35-46-1-4(a)(1)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Depndnt Put In Situation Endangering Depndnts Life/Health NA 35-46-1-4(a)(1) Felony D 01/08/2014
7. 35-46-1-4(a)(1)/FD: Neglect Of Dependent-Depndnt Put In Situation Endangering Depndnts Life/Health NA 35-46-1-4(a)(1) Felony D 01/08/2014

Today the judge issued a no contact order and set bond in the matter at $47,500 for each of the defendants.

12 thoughts on “7-Week Old and 6 Other Children Left Freezing in Van, Two Tied To Seat

  • Nancy Rush Cox via Facebook

    This makes your stomach turn!! 7 children and that’s the best they can do to care for them. My guess is addicts!

  • Nicky L. Berg

    As I read this, my blood started to boil… I was thinking of the long term damage to the 7 children!!!! The physical and the mental damage that has been done to each one of their innocent souls!!!! Our justice system sucks!!!! So far the father has only been slapped on his hand and did not see anything for the so called mother… There should be NO BOND for the scum suckers!!!! Those little ones had to endure the BRUTAL COLD for lord knows how long as their sperm donor and the baby carrier set inside a WARM HOTEL ROOM ENJOYING THEIRSELVES !!!!!!! Then as I read that 2 of the babies were ZIP TIED and the 7 month old only had a ONIES on… REALLY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!???? I say an EYE for an EYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All their parental rights need to be taken away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What did those children do to deserve any of what happened to them?? I am not their family but I WANT TO BE THEIR VOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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