FORT PIERCE Florida— A 19-year-old woman is in jail on a child neglect charge, after police found her 1-year-old son living in a home littered with filth, decaying food and other items.
The home had no running water and smelled of human waste, according to reports released Monday.
"This home was not fit for a human residence," an arrest affidavit states. "No child could remain healthy in this home and with the numerous biohazards, the child was at risk of future great harm."
"By the level of filth and smell coming from the home, it appeared from outside of the home, to be a dangerous environment for humans to reside in," the affidavit states.
Police reported every room in the two-bedroom house was "filthy," cluttered with dirt, garbage, dirty diapers, decaying food and other items. A 1-year-old boy was in a crib in the living room. The child wasn't hurt.
"The toilet bowl was filled with human feces and female hygiene products and was in reach of the child," the report states. "There were dried/evaporated stains in the living room that were still moist and sticky and attracted dirt to make a filth paste."
Photo: Photos provided by the Fort Pierce Police Department