Child removed from Middletown home after playing with feces

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- A child was taken from a Middletown home Monday, when he was found in “extremely unclean, unkept and unfit” conditions.

The child had played in feces sometime before police showed up at the home in the 1600 block of Meadow Avenue at about 1:30 p.m., according to Journal-News .

A relative called police when she arrived to the home, and found the child there alone.

The relative was unable to find his mother, she told police.

The mother, 25-year-old Victoria Crowe returned home shortly after, and said she was visiting a neighbor across the street while her daughter napped.

Police checked the residence over and found feces on the floor, food left out and running water.

Crowe said "had trouble cleaning the residence recently," Journal-News reported.

The publication said the baby picked up an aspirin tablet from a table and tried to eat it while were police were there, but they were able to get the pill from the child.

Crowe told police she no longer wanted to be in the home, and asked to be taken to Atrium Medical Center for evaluation.

The child was taken to stay with a relative.

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