An Augusta woman has been charged with deprivation of a minor after authorities found her home in unfit conditions.
Katie Shontrelle Anderson, 26, was arrested at her Inez Street home Monday and charged with five counts of deprivation of a minor.
Deputies went to the home for a welfare check during which they found Anderson with her five children. A neighbor informed them there was no electricity at the residence, according to a police report.
Anderson told deputies she and her children had been staying at her cousin’s residence since there was no electricity and that the power had been off for at least a week due to a problem with the breaker panel, it states.
Deputies reported a “foul odor” inside the home, piles of clothing littered in each room and dirty dishes and empty bottles on every surface inside the kitchen and on the living room floor and rotting food inside the kitchen cabinets and on the counters, according to the police report.
The items looked to have been there for some time, the police report states.
Anderson’s youngest child who was asleep in a car seat on the floor and her oldest child, 12, has not been enrolled in school this year, the police report states.
The Department of Family and Children Services were contacted and all five children were placed in the care of their aunt, the police report states.