Saturday, April 5, 2008

Man Keeping Grandmother in "Unlivable" Conditions

Midway Driller - Taft,CA,USA

A 28-year-old Taft man has been charged with felony elder abuse after Kern County Sheriff's deputies found his 81-year-old grandmother living in conditions that were described by investigators as filthy and extremely unhealthful.The victim was hospitalized when deputies went to the home on the 600 block of D Street on March 18.Sgt. Martin Downs said deputies found the victim confined to a reclining chair surrounded by soiled disposable diapers in a house that he described as “unlivable.”

The woman was unable to walk because of her medical condition, and was immediately taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment.“The home was filthy, littered with trash, dirty dishes, dirty clothes and infested with cockroaches,” Downs said.The grandson, Scott Aaron Moore, was arrested Wednesday by deputies and booked into the Taft jail on the one felony elder abuse count.

He is currently free on bail.

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