FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Monroeville man, who’s already on probation for neglecting his seven children, made another court appearance Monday. Authorities said he threatened people at Child Protective Services.
Robert Boyko appeared in an Allen County courtroom for violating his probation. During his hearing, he asked the judge to send him to Parkview Behavioral Health because he’s getting help through Park Center, but the judge responded by saying, “we’re not there yet.”
On January 8, police found Boyko with Marian Clark and their seven children in deplorable conditions at the Hallmark Inn at 3730 E. Washington in Fort Wayne. According to court documents, the kids ranged in age from one week to 14 years, and they were hungry, cold and dirty.
The room they had been staying in at the Hallmark Inn had food all over the carpet and two cats. Police said it also had a strong odor of urine. According to court documents, the children had been eating a loaf of bread, old bologna and chicken wings from the floor of the room.
In June, Boyko and Clark pleaded guilty to felony charges of Neglect of a Dependent. In July, a judge sentenced the pair to probation for four years and gave them a six-year no-contact-order for their children.
Boyko ‘s next hearing, for the alleged threats, will take place on September 23.