A call regarding stolen milk turns into a call about child neglect. When the officers knock on the door to question a suspect, they find a 6 year old girl Charlie alone. She says she doesn't know where her mother is and her dad no longer lives there. When the officers tell her they are removing her, she tells them she can't leave Sissy an infant in the bathtub. A man arrives she calls daddy but he is only a friend of the mother. He is arrested on outstanding traffic warrants and juvenile finds the kids have been beaten. Charlie says daddy did it. They are called back to the apartment to find the father beating the mother and they learn the mother is beating the kids. Written by
Did You Know?
While the phone in the rooming house doesn't have an armored cable. It wasn't unusual even in the late 60's for pay phones to still have regular cables. Especially phones in places that were not exposed to the general public. People were not yet in the habit of vandalizing things. Armored cable can be seen on the pay phone in the police department. See more
Officer Pete Malloy
Charlie has welts and cuts all over her back and legs. She said 'Daddy did it'.