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2 charged after girl found in vermin-infested home

July 31, 2014
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police in Charleston have charged a mother and a nanny after a 6-year-old girl was found in a boarded-up home infested with roaches and bed bugs.

A criminal complaint in Kanawha County Magistrate Court says officers saw no food in the home for the girl, whose clothes were dirty and had bugs crawling in them. She has been placed in the care of Child Protective Services.

Officers went to the home on the city's west side after receiving a complaint about possible drug activity in the area.

The Charleston Daily Mail (http://bit.ly/1oQx7Uj) reports officers found Jessica McClure asleep in the home. McClure described herself as a live-in nanny. The girl's mother, Kathryn Smith, was working at the time. Both are charged with child neglect creating the risk of injury.

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Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, http://www.charlestondailymail.com

 
 

 

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