A woman from Florida was arrested after authorities performing a well-being check revealed her children were malnourished and covered in bruises. Christina Dickinson’s three children were living in deplorable conditions when police found them.
Woman Arrested for Child Neglect
Police in Longwood, Florida responded to a call in reference to a well-being check at a residence on West Pine Avenue on May 16 morning. Officers arrested Christina Dickinson, 24, after police found her three children living in deplorable conditions.
Dickinson reportedly answered the door with her children. Police said the kids were malnourished, barely clothed, and disheveled. They were also covered in bed bugs and bruises. The children were hungry and living without power and food, police said.
Officers took Dickinson in custody, and she is being held without bail at Seminole County Jail.
Dickinson’s Facebook page reveals that she used to live in Manchester, New Hampshire. She got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Kenneth Austin, in March.
While she was being taken to jail, Dickinson reportedly thanked the police for giving her a wake-up call. She allegedly said that her kids meant everything to her.
Additionally, Dickinson asked if she could smoke a cigarette. However, she decided against it, claiming she shouldn’t smoke because she’s pregnant.
Due to the nature of the investigation, authorities are not releasing the details about the children, including their ages and identities, at this time.