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Mother charged with child neglect

MANATEE — A mother was arrested on a charge of child neglect and three children were removed from a home in the 200 block of 61st Avenue East on Saturday afternoon, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.

Investigators said the home was not safe or sanitary for children to live in with dog feces on the floor in every room.

Fresh and dried feces was found on carpets, and dead roaches were on the countertop in the kitchen.

Investigators said the smell inside the apartment was unbearable.

Charged with child neglect was Ladawndra Battle, 25.

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