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Woman arrested for neglecting son with autism

9 months 1 week 2 days ago April 12, 2016 Apr 12, 2016 Tuesday, April 12 2016 April 12, 2016 11:15 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Quanitha Green for neglecting her son with autism.

On Monday around 7:15 a.m. a bystander notified officers that a child was running in the middle of the 6800 block of Harry Drive.

Officers took custody of the child and turned him over to Family Services. The child was extremely dirty, smelled like urine, did not have shoes, had matted hair, and only a string was holding up the child’s shorts, according to the EBR Sheriff’s Office.

It appeared the child had not been bathed in days and had a mental disability. Green later informed officers that her son was autistic.

The child left his residence around 7 a.m., but Green did not notify officers that her son was missing until 9:20 a.m.

Green stated that her son had not been going to school because he was sick. Officers along with Family Services, went into Green’s home to check the well being of the child and noticed the home was in extremely poor condition.

According to the EBR Sheriff’s Office, diapers filled with feces were in the bathroom and kitchen area, the floors were covered with unknown materials, and the refrigerator did not have food or drinks inside it.

The furniture had holes in it and clothes were throughout the house.

A strong odor coming from inside the home was “unlivable” and could not be tolerated to continue to check inside, according to the EBR Sheriff’s Office.

Officers arrested Green for child desertion and cruelty to juveniles. She was transported to 1st District to be booked accordingly and was later transported to EBR Parish Prison.

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