US woman arrested after bugs crawl out of her daughter's school backpack

US woman arrested after bugs crawl out of her daughter's school backpack
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A US mother has been arrested after hundreds of bugs reportedly crawled out of her daughter's school backpack.

Jessica Milton Stevenson from Florida was charged with felony neglect after police found her five children were living in filthy conditions.

The conditions came to light after the girl's school alerted police when they noticed she had been wearing the same clothes for a week and her backpack was infested with cockroaches, CNN reports.

The school also reported the second-grade pupil didn't know when she had last had a shower, and her clothes were caked in dirt.

There were traces of urine and faecal matter on them as well, CNN reports.

Police checked the girl's home and found it was dirty and infested with cockroaches.

A police report read: "The roaches were on nearly every surface in the home, to include on the children's mattress, in the pots and pans in the kitchen, and inside the cabinets/fridge."

There was no food and piles of cat faeces all over the floor, CNN reports.

Stevenson was charged with five counts of child neglect and third degree felony and faces 25 years in prison if found guilty.

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