A BABY was found in poor health and covered in human waste while police officers were investigating a domestic dispute, reports say.
The infant was reportedly found lying in feces in a crib and covered in sores by sheriff’s deputies, who were investigating a disturbance at the Pinellas County home in Tampa, Florida.
The child was found lying in its own feces, in a crib that was also covered in fecal matter and a urine-soaked blanket, according to WFLA.
The baby was sucking on a pacifier that was covered in feces and wrapped in a blanket that was soaked with urine and human waste, according to one deputy at the scene.
Deputies responded to a domestic dispute after Doreen Wakefield, 21, allegedly battered her girlfriend and shoved her through a door around 2.30 on Saturday morning, WFLA reported.
They were reportedly intoxicated during the fight, which took place in front of the baby, according to an affidavit obtained by the newspaper.
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Another document said Wakefield was holding the baby during the alleged altercation.
After her arrest, police found the child.
There was no food in the area for the child, according to an affidavit cited by the newspaper.
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Deputies reportedly said could be from sitting in its own urine or from chafing.
Wakefield was charged with neglect of a child and domestic battery.
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