Jacksonville, FL (AP) - The parents of five children were
arrested after the youngsters were found in filthy conditions in
their north Florida home.
The parents were each charged with child neglect Tuesday and
were released from jail on bail.
Authorities found roaches falling from the ceiling and clothes
that were so filthy they probably hadn't been washed in months.
Laundry was piled five feet high and dirty diapers lay on the
floor. Authorities also said the children hadn't been bathed in
days and one child was eating dry instant oatmeal. They say she had
told them the last day she had eaten was the day before.
Authorities say the children range from several months old to 10
years old. They have been placed with a relative.
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