A 21-year-old mom was charged with cruelty to children by the Forsyth County
Sheriff's Office after she allegedly left her 2-year-old son alone, trapped
inside of his room, which was filled with garbage and where he had no food.
According to Sheriff Ted Paxton, Stephanie Davis was charged with cruelty to
children in the second degree and reckless conduct.
A family member of the mother contacted the Sheriff's Office about the child
Davis told the family member that someone was watching her son.
The family member told the Sheriff's Office that she believed the child was
Deputies said they went to the home to find the house locked and no
adult at home.
As the deputies worked their way around the house they heard the cries
of a child coming from inside, according to reports.
"The child was dressed in a dirty white T-shift. He had removed his
diaper himself and it was on the floor, filled to overflowing with feces. The
child had feces on his hands, feet, and legs."
Deputies said it was clear that the child was very hungry.
The home was described by deputies on the scene as 'filthy.'
Used razors were found on the floor outside of the shower as well as
overflowing trash, according to deputies on scene.
Outside of the home were more than 50 bags filled with garbage, according to
The Department of Family and Children's Services was contacted and has
placed the child in protective custody.
The mother remains at the Fulton County Jail.
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