child neglect

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Police: Boy’s Mother Arrested After Telling Teachers He Didn’t Remember His Last Bath

A Florida 10-year-old showing up late to school wearing foul-smelling clothes told teachers he didn’t know the last time he’d had a bath, prompting deputies to search and later arrest the boy’s mother at their “deplorable” home.

CBS Tampa–08/31/2014

A St. Petersburg man beat another man with a BB gun until he believed he was dead before asking his girlfriend to help him bury what turned out to be the undead person, according to police. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputies: Man Smothered Son So He Could Play Video Games

Sheriff’s deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.

CBS Tampa–04/18/2014

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34-Year-Old Grandmother Accused Of Leaving Kids Home Alone While She Gambled

Police arrested a 34-year-old grandmother for leaving her four kids and a grandchild at home alone while she went to gamble at a nearby casino.

CBS Tampa–04/12/2014

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Police: Woman Abandons Child In Car To Steal Valentine’s Day Items

A woman was arrested recently after leaving her young child alone in a car while she attempted to steal Valentine’s Day items from a local store.

01/30/2014

Kayla Shavers is facing two charges of child neglect. (Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff: Mother Left Children In Near-Freezing Car To Hunt Hogs

30-year-old Kayla Shavers left her 6-month-old daughter and 9-year-old son in the car, according to authorities.

CBS Tampa–01/18/2014

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Police: Babysitter Left Child, 2, On Back Porch Without Shoes While Drinking

Deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local babysitter after she left her 2-year-old charge on a porch in 39-degree weather.

CBS Tampa–01/08/2014

File photo of a jail cell. (Photo by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Police: Mom Found Passed Out In Intersection After Doing ‘Whip-Its’ With Infant In Backseat

A local woman was arrested after police found her sleeping in her car while parked at an intersection. Her 1-year-old child was found in the back seat of the vehicle.

12/11/2013

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Father Arrested After Baby Left Alone In Car

An Orlando man has been arrested after leaving a baby in the car while he went shopping.

CBS Tampa–11/29/2013

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Police: Woman Posted Picture Of Herself Dangling Son Over Balcony On Instagram

A woman was arrested after posting a picture of herself holding her infant son over the railing of an apartment balcony on Instagram.

09/12/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Woman Left Her 1-Month-Old Child In Car So She Could Go To Bar

A local woman was arrested after leaving her 1-month-old infant child alone in a car so that she could go to a bar.

CBS Tampa–06/11/2013

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