Strip Club Patron Left Two Kids Home Alone

Cops: One victim is brain damaged, "severely autistic"

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Strip Club Neglect

JULY 14--A man left two children--one of whom suffers from brain damage and is severely autistic--home alone early Friday while he spent four hours at a Florida strip club, police allege.

Kalvin Dywane Guice, 38, has been charged with a pair of felony child neglect counts in connection with his late-night excursion to the 4 Play Gentlemen’s Club in St. Petersburg, which is about nine miles from the residence where he was supposed to be supervising the children.

A criminal complaint does not reveal Guice’s relationship with the minors, whose mother was in Georgia attending her mother’s funeral. Guice, cops say, “was left to care for the children during this time.”

The court filing also does not indicate how police learned that the children were left alone, or how long Guice was supposed to care for them.

According to investigators, Guice, seen above, admitted leaving the children home alone while he was at the strip club (seen below), where he consumed four or five Jack and Cokes. Guice reportedly acknowledged that the children were unable to care for themselves, “especially in the event of an emergency.”

Police said one of the children “suffers from brain damage” and is “severely autistic and physically disabled.” When cops checked on him, “the victim was located in his room in a urine-filled diaper.” The victim, whose age was redacted from the complaint, is non-verbal and needs constant supervision.

The other child, a girl, is “also unable to care for the victim, nor herself,” cops stated.

Guice was released yesterday from the Pinellas County jail after posting $5000 bond. A judge has ordered him to have no contact with the two children. Guice, who told police he works for “VA Hospital,” is an Army vet who has been stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia. A vehicle maintenance supervisor, Guice was last promoted in late-2016 to sergeant first class. (1 page)