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Infant rescued from malnourishment

4 years 9 months 1 week ago Friday, April 10 2015 Apr 10, 2015 April 10, 2015 9:34 PM April 10, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mark Armstrong

BATON ROUGE- Two parents are in jail for allegedly neglecting there three month old son to the point of starvation.

Robert Scott, 28, and Sausha Clay, 22, have both been charged with cruelty to a juvenile.

The infant was taken to Our Lady of the Lake weighing only six pounds. At one point he stopped breathing and was put on a ventilator. The child is now in stable condition.

According to police, the child had been throwing up after eating, but both parents refused to take the baby to the doctor. Tuesday, when an agent with Children and Family Services arrived at the family's apartment, they noticed the parents did not posses any pediatric supplies like diapers, formula, or baby food.

At that point the agent removed the malnourished infant along with two other children, a 15 month old and a 6 year old. According to police, Scott then placed a threatening video message on Facebook against the DCFS agent. Police arrested Scott and Clay on Thursday.

Scott has also been charged for allegedly threatening the agent. His bond has been set at $77,500. No bond has been set for Clay.


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