Woman arrested for child abuse after children found living in filthy conditions

Yessica Carme Salcido, 29, was arrested for investigation of child abuse following an officer's encounter with children, ages 4 and 10, in a cluttered bedroom that reeked of urine and stale food. (Photo: Salt Lake County Jail)

(KUTV) -- A West Jordan woman was arrested Friday following an investigation from an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call where two young children were discovered in filthy living conditions.

Yessica Carme Salcido, 29, was arrested for investigation of child abuse following an officer's encounter with children, ages 4 and 10, in a cluttered bedroom that reeked of urine and stale food.

The probable cause statement says the incident was the sixth call for service in the past nine days at the home the officer entered after knocking on the door of the residence, and the door came open revealing a strong stench of rotting food.

As the officer called out to find out if anyone was home, he witnessed a child peeking his head out of a bedroom.

Though the child would not respond to the officer's calls, he entered the residence and encountered 'deplorable and unsafe conditions,' the court document states.

An adult male who was hiding in a bathroom exited the home that police say was not habitable.

Salcido arrived at the home while the officer was investigating the scene. She was disheveled and appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to the probable cause statement.

"The problems stem from the father of her child, her boyfriend, and others being allowed in the home," the statement said.

The children were taken into state custody as it was determined Salcido had created perilous living conditions for the children's health and welfare.

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