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Authorities Find Bugs In Kid’s Backpack & Learn About Their DISGUSTING Living Conditions

A Florida mom is facing multiple counts of felony child abuse after authorities discovered completely gross living conditions for her kids.

According to ABC News, it all started last week, when Jessica Stevenson’s second-grade daughter repeatedly came to school wearing filthy clothes and “hundreds of bugs” were found in the girl’s backpack, say police.

Authorities say they carried out a wellness check at the child’s home in Milton, Florida and here, the sight was worse. WARNING, things get REALLY gross below.

Cops say they discovered an infestation of roaches, broken windows and BAGS OF TRASH throughout the home and the yard. The place was “extremely filthy,” barely furnished and cops said there was no edible food inside.

Gross, gross, GROSS.

The second-grader is one of five siblings who were reportedly sleeping on soiled mattresses on the floor, right near piles of cat feces, according to the police.

Faint, pass out, WE’RE DECEASED.

But get THIS…

Jessica Stevenson’s bedroom was “abnormally” clean in comparison to the rest of the place. She was also enjoying the luxury of a flatscreen TV and fresh bed linens, according to the report. Officers went on to say that her closet was filled with clean clothes, but the children’s closets were not.

Like….how?!

The kids, all between the ages of 5 and 14, were temporarily removed from Stevenson’s care thank heavens.

The second grader first brought on neglect allegation on April 18 when she told authorities she couldn’t remember the last time she had a bath or shower, read the report. Adults at her school said they repeatedly gave her clean clothes, but she would keep them on for several days in a row even as they became more soiled. Investigators said the young girl’s clothing was so dirty there was “caked on fecal matter and urine soaked in.”

*Sigh*

Stevenson, who’s employed at a local Circle K convenience store, was arrested last Friday on five felony counts of child neglect without great bodily harm. She was released on $2,500 bond on May 4. The woman tried to defend herself in an interview with reporters outside her home on Tuesday. She denied claims that she neglected her children.

“I’m not a bad mom, I do everything I can. I work hard,” Stevenson told WEAR TV. Stevenson revealed she was given a no-contact order for her children. “We have roaches, people all the time tell me everyone in Florida has roaches,” Stevenson said, noting that she is a single mom living on a low income. “It’s not easy when you’re one person and five kids. I want to do better and I’m trying.”

Getting rid of that flatscreen and cleaning your kid’s clothes could be a good start!

Stevenson can face up to 25 years in prison if found guilty of all five counts. She’s scheduled to appear in court on May 30.

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