Tulsa Foster Parents Plead Guilty To Child Neglect, Receive Deferred Sentences

Friday, December 20th 2013, 9:21 am
By: News On 6

Two former Tulsa foster parents charged with two counts of child neglect pleaded guilty and were given deferred sentences Thursday.

Robert McElvain, 35, and Felecia Polk, 25, were charged in October after Tulsa Police officers found their home infested with bugs and three minor children in the home living in filth.

Police were called after no one in the home would allow Department of Human Services caseworkers inside to check on the children. After the parents were arrested, DHS took custody of the children.

Court records show each was given a three year deferred sentence and ordered to attend parenting classes.

Following their court appearance Thursday, McElvain and Polk were released from the Tulsa County jail.

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