Laura E. Baughman, 30, of the 4000 block of Union Grove Circle, was arrested Friday after three children, ages 12, 11 and 7, were found living in a filthy house that was condemned by a city building inspector. The children are now in state custody.
According to a Richmond County sheriff’s report, a deputy called to a Department of Family and Children Services inspection at Baughman’s home found dirt, mold, feces and insects. A closet in the children’s room had a nest of spiders from floor to ceiling, the report states.
On Nov. 10, 2010, Baughman was charged with several counts of deprivation of a minor after children, ages 10, 9 and 5, were found at home without any adult supervision.
Baughman pleaded no contest to the charges June 22, 2011, and was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $1,215. The judge ordered $100 suspended from each count if Baughman attended parenting classes for six months. Court records do not indicate whether Baughman completed any class.