Mother Charged With Child Neglect

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WHEN: 5/9/2012 @ 8:01 PM

WHERE: 4019 West Cass Street and 2009 North Dale Mabry Highway

VICTIM: 2 year old male

SUSPECT: Rhonda Judith Perry, 11/29/1986, B/F, 4019 West Cass Street, Tampa

CHARGES: Child Neglect

DETAILS: Officers responded to the suspect’s home after a neighbor notified police that a small child had been left alone and was crying inside. As officers arrived, they looked in a window and observed a young child crying, dirty and unsupervised. Since the front door was locked, officers climbed into the house via an unlocked window and took the child from the house. Officers searched the house and no one else was home. There was fecal matter on the floors and walls throughout the house. The bathroom plumbing appeared to be backed up and there was eight inches of black water in the bathtub.
Officers responded to the mother’s workplace at the Mons Venus, 2009 North Dale Mabry Highway where she was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
DCF was notified and they took custody of the child.