Ohio babysitter arrested after children found in back of U-haul truck
ELYRIA, Ohio (WKRC) - Police arrested two people Wednesday after five children were found in the back of a U-haul truck.
Police say Brian Dekam, 55, was driving the truck and 25-year-old Jamie Adkins was in the back with the five children.
WKYC reports that the children sweating from the heat and had bed bugs, lice and fleas on them.
The youngest child was reportedly two years old and was air-lifted to a nearby hospital due to heat exhaustion.
None of the children had major injuries and all were taken in the custody of Cuyahoga County children services.
Adkins told police she was babysitting the children and that the mother of the children was aware of the plan to transport the children to the flea market in the back of the truck.
Dekam and Adkins were in Elyria Municipal Court facing charges for child endangering, including one felony charge.