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Police Find Children in Home with Feces, Trash on Floor and Alcohol in Crib
SPRINGFIELD -- A mother faces five charges of endangering children after police say her kids were living in a home full of trash, empty alcohol bottles and feces. Police tell us Jasmine Baskin, 21, had some friends over and a few of them went out to get some alcohol, while one friend stayed back watching six children in the home. They claimed they'd be gone for 15 minutes, but they didn't come back for a few hours.
"I think it's really crazy," said her friend, who remains anonymous.
The friend was texting back and forth with Baskin, but after a while realized she wasn't coming right back.
"I couldn't get a hold of her at home for a whole hour straight. Her phone was going straight to voice mail. So the law got involved because I didn't know what else to do. And I didn't want to see the children sitting in those conditions of the house," she said.
To make matters worse, one of the children, a 6-week-old baby, started having breathing troubles.
"It was like you were standing next to a fire," she said. "That's how hot the little child's body was. And I did everything that I could do. The next thing I know I have to call the baby's dad to come out and help. I don't know CPR and I didn't want to see the poor child die."
The fathers of Baskins' children live separately. When they showed up, they called 911.
"When the officers came through and we did a look through the house we saw the babies in there with open containers, open sleep medicine, cough medicine all over the children's stuff," she said. "Babies were sleeping in the crib that smelled of urine. When you went into the bathroom it was a mess. Both of the bedrooms were horrible, there was garbage everywhere."
Police say there was also no food inside the home, but they found marijuana. They also saw feces on the floor and in one crib where children were sleeping there was an empty bottle of liquor.
The father of the 6 week old told us he's pretty upset his daughter was living in these conditions. He says his daughter is now at home living with him after they had to rush her to the doctor for what turned out to be an upper respiratory infection.
"You can see all the trash. In fact, you can see some of it right there. But the trash goes way back. I've never seen her put her trash out on the road," said Baskin's neighbor Celess Koon.
Koon says they've had to call police on Baskin before because of a lack of child supervision.
"It's actually surprising," Koon said. "It's worse than I actually thought. I thought maybe she just wasn't keeping an eye on the kids and letting them run around. I had no idea they weren't having proper nutrition and they lived in such filthy conditions with the feces everywhere. I can't imagine how long the diapers stayed on the baby."
Police say Baskin showed up at the house three hours later, and drunk. She told police she just left the bar. When asked about the living conditions she told police it wasn't that bad and that she's seen worse on TV. That's when police put her in handcuffs. She was arraigned Tuesday morning on all five counts. She remains at the Clark County Jail.
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