Tulsa mother of 12 due in court on neglect charges

Ponca City Now - June 11, 2015 7:59 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – A pregnant mother of 12 charged with child neglect is due in court after authorities found the children allegedly kept in a trash-strewn home without running water and with collapsing ceilings.

The 38-year-old woman is expected to be arraigned Thursday in district court. She was charged Wednesday along with the 41-year-old man she was living with. The man is due in court Monday.

The Associated Press is not naming the adults in order to protect the identities of the alleged child victims.

Records show the woman has had at least 33 Oklahoma Department of Human Services referrals and investigations.

The pair was arrested last week after authorities found trash littered feet deep in some areas of the house and a yard with mattresses that had been infested with bed bugs.


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