(WVLT) A Roane County mother was taken into custody and charged with three counts of child abuse and neglect of a child under six after three of her children were found playing in the street and their home in squalid conditions, according to a report from the Roane County Sheriff’s Office.
When a passerby found the kids, a one-year-old boy allegedly had no clothes on except for a diaper, and a two-year-old boy was completely naked. The officer reported the oldest child, a three-year-old girl, had on nothing but a black t-shirt.
According to the officer, the children were very dirty. The girl’s hair had a hairbow matted into it, and all three were covered in bug bites, said the report.
The officer reported that they could not understand the children’s answer when asked where their mom was.
According to the report, two officers approached a nearby home with the front door standing open at 108 Frost Hollow Road.
The officers had to walk to the back door because piles of trash and high weeds were blocking their path to the front porch, the report said. READ MORE HERE