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Woman arrested after her 10-year-old son did not remember the last time he took a bath

By Mason White 11:04 AM September 2, 2014
Betsy Velasquez 

By: Anika Rao
Authorities in Florida, took custody of five siblings after one child showed up at school with a bad body odor.

The teacher called police after the child told her that he did not remember the last time he took a bath.

Osceola County Police interviewed the boy and then went to speak to his mother. Betsy Velasquez invited them in and allowed the officers to look around.

Deputies found the house to be in a deplorable condition, with dog feces covering the floors, old dog food with mold and dirty clothes strewn all over the house.

Velasquez lives at the home with her five children, who have since been removed from her care.

Officers also found three dogs that appeared to be malnourished.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the children and were subsequently placed with relatives.

Animal Control Officers took possession of the dogs.

Velasquez was arrested and charged with child neglect. She was booked into the Osceola County Jail.