Christine Persichette, My Fox (New York), June 17, 2011
Several children were spotted running around a Jersey City street on Wednesday. They were naked and hungry and their mother was nowhere in sight. Two teenage girls came to the rescue.
“They were running up and down the road- no clothes on,” said Nilaja Wyatt, 17. She decided to take control of the situation after her friend Aaliyah Glover said her mother almost ran over one of the kids.
The teens gathered the six children and brought them inside. That’s when they found out the kids’ 2-year-old brother was in the upstairs apartment all by himself. The door was locked, so they broke in.
Police Chief Tom Comey said Francine Davis, 40, had left the children in the care of their oldest sibling, a 14-year-old autistic child. He said Davis had nothing to say when she turned herself in.
Davis is facing six counts of endangering the welfare of a child. The children are now in foster care.