Ohio Babysitter Arrested After Children Spotted In Back Of U-Haul

August 4, 2017
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A babysitter and her fiance in Ohio face multiple charges after a city worker called police to report a group of children getting into the back of a U-Haul truck at an Ohio gas station.

The man said to police that he spotted the truck at the Speedway on Lorain Boulevard in Elyria and prevented the driver from pulling away.

The police report says that four children between the ages of 2 and 6, a 15-year-old and the female suspect were in the back of the U-Haul.

The city worker told police, “there was no way he was going to let that truck leave with the kids in the back of it.”

The man stopped the driver from leaving the gas station and held them until officers arrived.

The 2-year-old, who was reportedly treated at the scene for heat exhaustion, was later flown to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for treatment.

The other children were taken to the hospital for observation where medical staff discovered the children had bed bugs, lice and fleas on them.

The four younger children are currently in the care of Cuyahoga County Children Family Services.

Jamie Adkins was reportedly babysitting the kids and her fiance, Brian Dekam, was driving. Adkins has been watching the children for about two weeks and they have not seen their mother during that time.

Adkins said to police they left Cleveland around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and drove to a flea market in Amherst.

Adkins said they rode in the back of the U-Haul all the way there and were on their way back to Cleveland when they stopped at the Speedway for drinks.

Adkins has been charged with 4 counts of endangering children and Dekam was charged with 5 counts.

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