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Missouri mom left loaded rifle in crib

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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Police: Missouri mom left loaded rifle in crib


Wednesday, July 31, 2013 13:45 EDT
Cheryl Darlene Dudley charged with child abuse ( St. Charles County Jail)

A Missouri mother is facing child abuse charges after police said she left a loaded rifle in her toddler’s crib and forced other children to live in a feces-covered home.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, residents in St. Peters contacted police after noticing Cheryl Darlene Dudley’s 22-month-old daughter tied to her garage with a rope.

Police responded to the scene on Monday and found narcotics in a dresser drawer that the toddler and another 7-year-old child had access to.

During the investigation, police also noticed a loaded rifle in a crib used by the 22-month-old girl. Dudley explained that the rifle was in the crib because she had heard noises in her backyard. But she had forgotten to secure the rifle after discovering that there was no one on her property.

Investigators found flea bites and dog scratches on the 22-month-old daughter. Dudley told authorities that leg bruises were a result of the way she disciplined the child.

Dog feces, cigarettes and mold were found throughout the home, according to court documents obtained by the Post-Dispatch. Dirty diapers were also scattered on the basement floor.

Dudley was charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of child abuse. She was being held in lieu of a cash-only $30,000 bond.

Court records indicated that Dudley failed to appear in several previous drug-related cases. She told police that she was hiding because she knew she was wanted.

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM

 She looks effed up. Really effed up.

Where is the rest of her family or the dad?

Veni.Vidi.Vici.
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 6:59 PM

She looks so angelic though!

MrsSamMerlotte
by Bronze Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Wow, never would have thought from looking at her....

Honestly though, does she even know whats going on?  Is she going to wake up tomorrow in prision and ask what the hell happened? probably.

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:04 PM


Quoting Kate_Momof3:

 She looks effed up. Really effed up.

Where is the rest of her family or the dad?


Sisteract
by Whoopie on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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Guns- what the world needs now is guns, more guns-

Wonder what she does for a living?

romalove
by Roma on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:06 PM

It saddens me that there are kids who live with parents like this.  :-(

activitymode
by Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM
gee, I'd never think of her as a child abuser.

wtf. the sad thing is that everyone around her are probably just as trashy if not more so than her.
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Carpy
by Ruby Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:35 PM

She just needs some parenting classes.  She'll be ok.

Editing because my crazy dog was pushing her head on my hand there.

Minnow Slayer

RandRMomma
by Maya on Jul. 31, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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She looks like she's on something. Poor kids.
Ms.KitKat
by Platinum Member on Jul. 31, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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 She does drugs for a "living"

......that and having babies. My guess is, she has more than these 2 children.

Quoting Sisteract:

Wonder what she does for a living?

 

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