UPDATE: Child Found Struggling to Breathe in Filthy Apartment
Fairborn, Australia – In a shocking incident, a three-year-old child was found struggling to breathe in a filthy apartment last week. The child remains in the hospital, but thankfully, their condition has stabilized.
According to the Fairborn Police Department, officers were called to the 300 block of Wallace Drive earlier this month after receiving reports of a child having trouble breathing. When they arrived, they discovered a three-year-old child who was conscious but not alert. The child was immediately rushed to the hospital by medics.
Disturbing details emerged from the subsequent investigation. Court documents revealed that the apartment was in a deplorable state, with bugs crawling on the walls, floors, and beds. A decaying mouse was found on the living room couch cushion, and numerous fly traps were covered in dead flies. The refrigerator and freezer contained moldy food, and there were also empty PediaSure-brand nutrition and protein drinks scattered throughout the room.
The living conditions were so appalling that Fairborn Code Enforcement condemned the apartment, deeming it unfit for human habitation. The child’s bed had a severely soiled mattress and blanket covered in feces. Investigators described the child as “grossly malnourished” with contracted legs, likely caused by malnourishment and prolonged immobility.
The parent, identified as 25-year-old Rabyah Muballigh, was located and taken into custody. She is currently facing a felony charge of endangering children and is being held at Greene County Jail.
Neighbors expressed shock and sadness, stating they had never seen the little girl outside. The community is rallying together in support of the child and hoping for a swift recovery.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of reporting any concerns about child welfare. If you suspect a child is in danger or living in unsuitable conditions, please contact your local authorities or child protective services immediately.
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