2 charged with child endangerment at OC home

An Oil City man and woman are facing charges after a 13-year-old boy was found to be living in “deplorable conditions” at a North Side home.

Oil City police said in a criminal complaint they responded Jan. 29 to the Washington Avenue residence of Robert Hollobaugh, 42, and Christina Sanders, 41, for a report of a man who had overdosed.

At the house, police observed Hollobaugh “visibly under the influence of an unknown substance” and noted the house was in a “very deplorable condition,” the complaint said.

There was old food on the coffee table and stove, an animal living in a cage in the boy’s “bedroom” area with feces all over the floor near the cage, unwashed clothing all over the floor and a glass smoking device with residue also in the living room, according to the complaint.

A 13-year-old boy with autism lives in the house when visiting Hollobaugh and Sanders on the weekends, and the boy was present at the time of the overdose and stays in the living room playing video games when he is at the residence, the complaint said.

Hollobaugh and Sanders were both charged with endangering the welfare of children and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.