Baby Found in Roach-Infested, Dog Feces-Ridden Austell Home

The parents were charged with misdemeanor of contributing to the deprivation of a child.

Cobb Police arrested two Austell parents earlier this week after police found their Austell residence on the 3200 block of Westview Street, where their 4-month-old also lived, was infested with roaches and the floor was covered in dog feces.

According to an arrest warrant obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, molded food was left out in the kitchen and police said roaches were crawling on the infant seat, which was below exposed electrical cords.

The baby's mother, Rebecca Marie Willette, 18, was booked into jail on Tuesday morning and released on Wednesday afternoon on a $2,500 bond, according to the AJC.

The baby's father, 22-year-old John Christopher Torrance, was arrested Wednesday and remains in jail on Friday afternoon on a $2,500 bond.

Each of them were charged with the misdemeanor contributing to the deprivation of a minor.

Soothsayer1 August 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
DFACS, enough said. Please finish school before joining the adults.
L A Hays August 06, 2012 at 10:04 PM
How do you prove that people knew something to the degree that they should have done something but didn't, unless they self-incriminate? To Charles' point (less the hyperbole), it takes money to conduct investigations, money to prosecute cases, money to mitigate individual problems, and still MORE money to put preventive systems in place to catch problems before there has to be an investigation. Nothing many of our politicians apparently want to hear, much less do something about, until another of these sad cases hits the media. Of course, we could just throw everybody who knew, or should have known, something in jail, but--oh, wait--that's just going to take more money.
Danielle1108 August 07, 2012 at 08:06 AM
Sounds like someone just over exaggerating a case for publicly. That's what a lot of people do these days. Roaches are very to get rid of, espicially if you moved IN to them. Yes I agree, dog feces..EWW but the arresting cop or DHS or whoever may have caught them before them cleaned up after their dog or even noticed it. And if this story was true...you never know someones story is. So dont call someone a bad person or doesn't deserve children. I'm pretty sure that little girl was loved and taken care of since she wasn't taken into state custody. As the lady a few comments above said, they lived with a person who was dirty. Don't judge someone before you know ALL the story.
Johnboy36 October 02, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Agreed 100%, people should not be so quick to judge. Rebecca is my younger cousin and has been through a lot these last few years. She is dearly loved by her family as is the baby. People should not make such hatefull comments on something they know nothing about.
Hank February 02, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Whatever the "story" is a 4 month old, who can barely roll over, shouldn't be covered in dog feces. If such an accident were to happen, baby rolls into it, it should have been immediately cleaned up. There is no excuse for that.


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