An Oshawa man is facing several charges after three children under the age of three were found outside on Sunday morning.
Durham police responded to a call of two young children, aged one and two, outside of a residence on Phillip Murray Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. on March 15. One of the children was out on the street, while the other was in the driveway. A third child, 3, was exiting the house at the time as well.
The children were barely dressed – one of which was only in a diaper – for the cold Sunday morning, which saw temperatures barely above freezing according to Environment Canada.
Police entered the residence and found it “to be in complete squalor,” according to a news release. There was little food and was found to be unfit for children to be living. A male was found asleep on the couch inside and arrested.
The children are now with the Children’s Aid Society.
A 23-year-old male has been charged with three counts of not providing the necessaries of life.
Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call Det. Arnott at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5334.