Tulsa mother of 12 arrested on neglect complaints

Ponca City Now - June 9, 2015 8:46 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa authorities have arrested a pregnant mother of 12 on suspicion of child neglect after they say she kept the children in a trash-covered home without running water.

The 38-year-old woman was being held in the Tulsa jail Tuesday on a $50,000 bond.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1FGGeMd ) reports she was arrested last week and has at least 33 prior state Department of Human Services referrals and investigations.

Tulsa police found the suspect and four of her children at the area home. Officers say feces were covering the floor, there wasn’t a sleeping area and methamphetamine was buried in the backyard.

Neither police nor a human services spokeswoman could account for the other eight children.

The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.


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