Children love when their parents organize birthday parties for them. At those parties, children are ecstatic about the cake, candles, balloons, friends, food, and music.
Now, imagine being abandoned by your parents during your birthday celebration. This is what the Johnsons are charged
Forsaken at Caesarland:
This Michigan parents hosted a recent birthday party for their three-year-old child. Then the parents vanished. Afterward, a manager at the restaurant noticed the deserted child around 9 p.m. and called the authorities.
Imagine how frightened the child was on his birthday. That was supposed to be a happy day for the child, so why would the parents leave him at the party. In addition, why didn’t a relative or friend from the party rescue him?
The mother, Talisha Darlene Johnson, had allegedly contacted the father, Dion Musekela Johnson, a day after the party to see if he had the toddler. When asked, the father said he had no idea of his son’s location. Then the mother called the grandmother to find out if she had the child. Unfortunately, the grandmother had no clue.
Investigators do not believe the parents’ excuse since they “waited two days after the party” before calling Caesarland to find out about their child.
The child has been placed in foster care. As for the parents, they are supposed to appear at the Warren District Court on Monday for “felony counts of second-degree child abuse.” If they are found guilty, the Johnsons can receive four years in prison.
This incident could have been prevented if the parents had made the right decision. That day should have been all about their child’s happiness. But instead, they were just focusing on themselves. This is evident because of how they neglected the child as he celebrated his third birthday.
If the parents do end up in prison, their son will experience more pain. This child does not deserve to be in this situation. He needs his parents in his life. Hopefully a sympathetic relative will remove him from foster care because there are too many children in the foster care system.