Mother arrested after kids found covered in feces, living in bedbug infested moldy home

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - Police in Lorain have arrested a mother after her eight children were found living in a "disgusting" home. The children were smeared with feces and living in a home infested with bedbugs and covered with mold.

According to police, Quinn Washington, 33, was arrested on child endangerment charges on Monday when officers responded to a home in the 800 block of West 18th Street after a maintenance worker, who just finished working on the home next door, told a neighbor the house was "disgusting" so the neighbor called police.

When police arrived, they found eight children living in deplorable conditions. Police say the children were going to the bathroom on the floor. Some kids were found in dirty diapers while others were covered in feces. One young child was found in a closet wearing a diaper that stretched past his knees because it was full of feces.

The house was infested with bedbugs and smelled like rotten milk, according to police. There was also mold covering parts of the home, including inside the refrigerator. Bags of trash were thrown across the living room and kitchen spaces.

All of the children were being supervised by their 13-year-old sister, according to Lorain police, while their mother was at work.

Washington was arrested at home when she returned from work. She was taken to Lorain city jail.

The children have been taken into custody by Children Services.

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