3 adults face charges for endangering welfare of 2 young boys in Penn Hills

PENN HILLS, Pa. — Three adults are facing more than a dozen felony charges in total after court documents show they endangered the welfare of two boys.

Police say it happened at a home along Gardenia Drive in Penn Hills.

Neighbors told Channel 11 it’s typically a quiet neighborhood, but they have noticed recent police activity.

Patricia Yeager, Richard Frye and William Frye are all facing charges.

Among the allegations, Yeager is accused of locking the boys in dog cages and handcuffing their hands and feet so they could not “run away.”

We went to the address listed on the complaint and found Yeager and Richard Frye home. Neither agreed to speak with us.

The victims also claim to have had cigarettes put out on them, have been struck with a “pig whip” and been forced to kneel in bowls filled with screws as punishment.

One neighbor called the allegations “barbaric.”

Another neighbor told us the accusations don’t match up with what they’ve seen at the house.

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