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Police: 9 & 12-year-old living in filth, no heat, one arrested for child abuse

Police: 9 & 12-year-old living in filth, no heat, one arrested for child abuse

Police were called to S Young Blvd Friday in reference to an assault.

When they arrived they spoke with a juvenile male who said Versina Lottie hit him in the face and arm with a broken plastic hanger.

Lottie was arrested for child abuse.

Officers observed the child bleeding from his mouth/lip area and was holding a kleenex to his mouth to stop the bleeding and had a quarter size mark on his upper arm.

When walking around the home, officers noticed it was cold inside the home and Lottie was using two portable heaters and a griddle stove to heat the home.

Officers also noted the living room floor was covered in old dog pads with urine, feces and dog food spread across the floor.

It was also noted that the kids, ages 9 and 12, could not read a simple sentence.

Lottie told officers she was watching the kids because their mother is in South America with some man they don't know.

She said the mother took off with some of the money they were supposed to use to live and got stuck in South America because she ran out of money.

The kids were placed with their aunt for the time being.


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