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.

Cobbrox July 27, 2012 at 07:34 PM
You two are some nasty disgusting animals who don't deserve to have children. Rebecca looks like she's high on something but her hair at least looks washed. Why don't you do the same to your house PIGS!!!
Pam J July 27, 2012 at 08:29 PM
This is happening way too much. I guess the only good thing you can say about this is that the baby is too young to know how stupid their parents are. Good thing this was noticed before it got even worse.
Jessica Jones July 27, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I wonder what made the cops come to the house in the first place.
repubnut July 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I thought it was a new law that require ANYONE knowing that child abuse was going on had to report it.. I think an investigation should be in order to see if neighbors or family knew this was going on but didn't report it..Anyone that knew and didn't report it should be charged also !!!
electric123 July 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM
Are you stupid or what???? What make you think the police have extra man power to investigate neighbors??? there are murders,rape,armed robberies going on and your worried about arresting the neighbors?? u must be on battery acid or cheap dope!!!!
electric123 July 28, 2012 at 10:57 AM
I agree I had old girlfriend from Memphis,Tn whose sisters and mother lived like that and I called Tn dept of HRS on them
repubnut July 28, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Charles, I am not "STUPID" but our children need adults to step up to the plate ,and in case you don't know-:it's not the police but Department of Children Services that has the responsibllity of investigating abuse..Why are you get so angry ???
GaPatriot July 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM
If this family is getting welfare and ADC, food stamps or Section 8 housing assistance, then there should be a home visit unannounced for everyone getting these freebies thanks to our overstressed taxpayers. We need to be getting value for our freebies to people who should not be having children. The Health Department does have nurses who make home visits for various reasons. Any suspected neglect should be reported to the Health Department for the safety of these innocent children.
aubrie brown August 05, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Yall mother f****** are the animals for commenting on something you know nothing about. This is my niece we are talking about and she was very well tookin care of. Everyone knows police and defacts makes everything a lot bigger than it is. My niece is a spoiled, beautifull, healthy, happy baby. There was never a time she sat in a dirty diaper for longer than 10 minutes. There was never a time she didn't have food. There was never a time that baby was dirty or in danger. That baby was very well takin care of i know from my own eyes i helped raise this baby. This baby has never been mistreated or deprived. Ya they did live with a nasty grand father but there was no nastiness around the baby or her stuff. I've seen becca and john clean almost everyday and grand daddy came right behind them and messed it right back up but in the baby's room it was clean. Theres was roaches but they were working on that to the roaches were there when they moved in. Do you people know how long it takes to get rid of roaches or are all of yall to good and have never lived in hard times. No they didn't have a job but i took them every day to look for jobs. So nun of you animals know anything mind your own business and keep your words to yourself all your doing is causing more mental problems for my sister becca. She already been through enough she dont need you people the real animals talking sh**. So shut the f*** up and get a life and worry about your own children you slobs.
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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