A Texas woman is accused of leaving all 5 of her children home while she took a trip to myrtle beach to vistit tourist attractions and job hunt authorities say. The children range in ages from 15 months to 12 years old, not nearly old enough to be self sustaining for long.
Authorities got wind of the situation when Gattis Elementary school officials called the police on august, 29, after the kids complained about being tired. The kids told the teachers that they had to stay up all night changing diapers of their younger siblings.
Officers went to the home, a 10 year old answered the door and said everything was ok. Officers stated “ their was an overwhelming odor of feces and garbage coming from the house”. Upon entering th location officers discovered a 15 month old laying in the crib with a blanket in her mouth, Authorities originally thought she was dead.
The mother 28 year old Chrystal Walveren stated in an interview that she took the trip with a male friend to visit tourist attractions and look for jobs.
Chrystal Walraven, 28 has been charged with two counts of child abandonment and child enlargement.