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March 24, 2023

Parents of boy found locked in dog cage in Northeast Philly home charged with child endangerment

Investigations Child Abuse
Boy Dog Cage Parents Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

Michelle Campbell, 30, and Paul Weber, 31, have been charged with child endangerment after police allegedly found their 6-year-old boy locked inside a dog cage and without any clothes in Northeast Philly.

The parents of the 6-year-old boy who was found locked in a dog cage and wearing no clothing inside a Mayfair home are facing charges.

Michelle Campbell, 30, and Paul Weber, 31, each were charged Friday with child endangerment and reckless endangerment, court documents show. 

When officers were called to the 4200 block of Glenview Street on Thursday, they found two girls, ages 4 and 5, who also lived in the home, partially clothed and crying outside in the rain, a police said. 

Inside police said they found the boy in the dog cage, which had been locked shot with a zip tie, police said. Two adults – neither of whom is a parent of the any of the children – were inside the house, too.   

None of the children had physical injuries, but they were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for evaluation. They are under the care of the Department of Human Service, police said.

Campbell and Weber are each being held on bail, court documents show.