We all know far too well that child abuse and neglect doesn’t just happen in this lovely country of ours. Even across the pond in the UK there are Bad Breeders who should be fucking shot on site.
In Brecon, Wales a mother was sentenced to 15 months in prison for neglecting her 15-month old baby girl. She was leaving her alone for long periods of time over the course of over a week, while she went to a friend’s apartment to get shit-faced drunk. Non-mom would return once a day-ish to her daughter, who was confined in a crib, to feed her cheerios and some sort of microwaved food in the AM – before leaving her again to run off and drink.
Neighbors heard the little girl crying and called the authorities, who were able to gain access to the home through a window. When the cops found her, she had been alone for more than 24 hours. She was “subdued” in her crib in this house with no heat and no lights on, her diaper hadn’t been changed in days and she had such a bad case of diaper rash, that she was bleeding. She had a small blanket in the crib to keep her warm. Ps – this was happening the week between Christmas and New Year’s and if you’ve even been to the UK, you know how fucking cold it gets there.
Her house was in the condition that you have probably guessed by now; it was in complete disarray with trash everywhere, dirty diapers laying around, empty wine and beer bottles and dirty clothes all over the place. The conditions were described as squalid.
When cops rescued her and took this poor little thing back to the station, they got her fresh diapers and clothes. When they gave her food and something to drink – “she grabbed them as if she had been starved.” Well shit, she HAD been starved. I know what 15-month olds like to eat and how often… and it’s not just cheerios once a fucking day. This poor little girl, I can’t even comprehend it.
The non-mom pleaded guilty and admitted to cops that between 12/26 and 1/2 – she’d been “popped” back to the house to feed her daughter 4 times. That’s 4 times in 8 fucking days that she’d “popped” back to check on her baby. What a selfish c***, I just can’t get over it. To quote a person that commented on the news article – “This woman is obviously not capable of looking after Goldfish, never mind a child and should never have contact again.” Well.fucking.said.
She’s in the pen for 15 months and the little girl is in the care of her paternal grandparents. The mother hopes to slowly rebuild the relationship with her daughter after she gets out. Here’s to hoping that she doesn’t bother and baby girl is raised by people that actually give a shit about her.
Thank GOD that the neighbors called the police and this story isn’t about a little girl found dead of starvation.
Thanks to Bethan for the tip.