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Lorain mom arrested after kids found home alone, dirty and hungry

Osiris Boyer Osiris Boyer
courtesy: Lorain Police courtesy: Lorain Police
courtesy: Lorain Police courtesy: Lorain Police
courtesy: Lorain Police courtesy: Lorain Police

Police arrest a Lorain mom after her five children were found alone in filthy conditions.

Osiris Boyer, 22, was arrested Sunday.  Lorain Police officers were called to the home on Colorado Ave. around 2:50 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing Boyer leave the house without the children. "

When officers arrived, the kids, ranging in ages from 1 to 4, were crying and dirty. 

"They weren't in there very long," Boyer said. "This stuff all happened in a matter of me being gone five at the most ten minutes to run down the street."

Police say several diapers had not been changed in hours and the house smelled of garbage.  The bathtub was filled with dirty water and old food, the freezer was empty, and the refrigerator only had moldy lasagna and beer.  There were also no beds in the house, just mattresses. 

"I admit that the house is a little bit messy," Boyer said. "They sleep downstairs with me.  I had started cleaning the downstairs.  It's hard to take care of five kids."

Boyer says she asked a 17-year-old neighbor to watch the kids.  Investigators say the teen was next door and told them he did not know how to take care for them.  The neighbor who called police told us " There was no supervision a all.  He was in his house and they were in there by themselves."

Boyer returned to the home in the 3100 block of Colorado Avenue around 3:30 p.m. and was arrested. She now faces five counts of child endangering. She is due in court on Wednesday morning.

Police say Lorain County Children Services has an open case involving the mother.  The children are now with their father.

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