An Ohio grandmother is now facing charges for housing seven children in deplorable conditions.
Vena Lynn, 42, was charged with seven counts of child endangerment after five of her own children and two of her grandchildren were removed from her Forest Park, Ohio, home.
When police initially arrived at Lynn’s home, their visit had nothing to do with reports of poor conditions. Instead, they were actually looking for a man involved in a gun battle who had reportedly collapsed at Lynn’s address, according to WLWT News. While paying a visit to the house, police noticed the condition of Lynn's residence.
Police immediately filed a complaint against Lynn with the Hamilton County Municipal Court, noting that the home was a health and safety risk for the children. During a search, several violations were discovered including rodent feces inside, stagnant water, trash, insect infestation, mold and mildew, according to Forest Park Investigators. The children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, also reportedly had no clean clothing, detectives noted.
The home has since been condemned by The Forest Park Fire Department and the Hamilton County Board of Health. The children have been placed in the care of various family members.
Lynn has since bailed out of the Hamilton County Justice Center with a $1,000 bond. She has been ordered not to contact her children and grandchildren.
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