ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three people have been arrested after police found six children living in unacceptable conditions Tuesday.
According to police, 11 people shared the home on Blanche Circle near Crawford Road, including six children ranging from 7 months old to 13 years old.
Aaron Hart, 34, D’Aundra Hart, 26, and Twanna Roseboro, 33, were arrested after police found the home infested with bugs and filled with trash. Police said the house had foul odors and they even noticed a dirty baby crib and a lack of food for the children.
“Yes, the house is in bad shape but it is like a family situation,” said Betty Hart, the mother of the three arrested.
Bobby Stevenson is the older brother of the three siblings. He blamed the housing conditions on marital problems and the economy, saying it proved to be too much and forced the family to all move in together.
“You family and you got nowhere to go, you could always come here,” he said.
Stevenson showed NewsChannel 36 the kitchen where chicken was boiling in a pot on the stove. Inches away, roaches were crawling on the stove. “Yea, there are bugs everywhere and it is a problem we are trying to work on,” he said.
It is Stevenson’s hope that the children and all of the family can one day be reunited. “It hurts the family but all we can do is regroup and get everything right and get the kids back situated here,” he said.
Aaron Hart faces one count of unlawful conduct toward a child and D’Aundra Hart faces two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child. Roseboro faces three counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.
The six children are out of the home and with family members, according to police.