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Published January 07, 2011, 05:25 AM

Dirty house leads to charge against ND mother

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck woman is charged with felony child abuse or neglect and her three children are in protective custody after authorities say they found her home so cluttered it was difficult to walk through.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Bismarck woman is charged with felony

child abuse or neglect and her three children are in protective

custody after authorities say they found her home so cluttered it

was difficult to walk through.

Police say they found soiled clothing, food, garbage, broken

glass, knives and scissors on the floor at the home of 29-year-old

Sarah Crabtree, who also faces unrelated drug charges.

A judge set Crabtree's bond at $3,000 and prohibited her from

having contact with her children, ages 6, 4 and 3. The Bismarck

Tribune reports that Crabtree said in court she plans to enter drug

treatment.

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