An Alabaster couple is charged with two felony crimes, accused of nearly starving to death one child, and woefully neglecting another.
Tramaine C. Walter, 28, was arrested and is charged with aggravated child abuse and willful abuse of a child under the age of 18.
His girlfriend and the mother of both children, 35-year-old Regina Hosey, is sought on the same charges.
The victims were two children – a 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. Hosey is the mother of both children, and Walter is the father of the young boy.
Alabaster police launched their investigation in November
Charging documents state that the little boy had a gastrostomy tube - also called a G-tube – which is a tube inserted through the abdomen that delivers nutrition directly to the stomach. It's one of the ways doctors can make sure kids with trouble eating get the fluid and calories they need to grow.
Between November 2015 and November 2018, police say, Walter and Hosey on more than one occasion failed to take the boy to doctor’s visits to access the G-tube. The victim, records state, lost nearly 10 pounds and was suffering from severe malnutrition. It is in that case that they are charged with aggravated child abuse.
The willful abuse of a child charge involved the 4-year-old girl. Documents state the young boy was left in her care for hours at a time, and police say she was forced to bear more responsibility than is feasible for a child her age.
Both kids were placed in foster care late last year. Ray said the boy is now physically OK.
Tramaine C. Walter, 28, was arrested by Alabaster police on Thursday, according to court records made public Friday. He is charged with aggravated child abuse and willful abuse of a child under the age of 18. His girlfriend and the mother of both child victims, 35-year-old Regina Hosey, is...