Suffolk mother charged with child abuse and cruelty

Suffolk mother charged with child abuse and cruelty

Suffolk mother charged with child abuse and cruelty

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 25 at 9:01 AM

SUFFOLK -- A mother of two faces charges of child abuse and cruelty after police say they found her two toddlers home alone in unclean conditions.

Acting on an anonymous tip, police went to the home of 25-year-old Lakeisha Danielle Myrick Sunday.

Officers say they found two children unattended at the Heritage Acres Apartments, located at 1015 Nansemond Parkway.

Police say the officers knocked on the door of the apartment, which was opened by a 3-year old girl.

Officers said they could see another 2-year old female standing nearby and not wearing any clothes.

Police say the officers found the place to be "unkempt with bug infestation and food on the floors."

According to police reports, the children's mother eventually returned to the apartment.

Child Protective Services responded and the children were turned over to their grandmother. 

Myrick was charged with two counts of abuse and neglect of children and two counts of cruelty to children.

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