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Christina ForbesBeverly Hills, FL -  Robert and Christina Forbes are currently in jail on charges of child abuse after the school nurse found a cockroach in the boy’s ear.

But that’s not all.  The cockroach in the ear incident happened way back in September.  The neglect was observed by the boy’s school over and over again during the school year.  The 9 year old boy regularly showed up to school reeking of cat urine, wearing the same Pull-ups and in need of medication.  Another time, cockroaches were seen crawling out of his backpack.

Robert, 33 and Christina, 32, denied their child needed medication, according to the school.  Their home was in “deplorable conditions” and they also denied their son sufficient food.  Teachers would give him food and clean him.  He is in alternative care now and his parents are in jail on $5,000 bond.

A 9 year old boy in Pull-ups?  In need of medication?  Nothing specifically states the boy was special needs, but those two clues have got to make one wonder.  The only thing to ruin your day faster than a story about an abused child is a story about an abused special needs child.  You’re welcome.

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  • CT

    Christ – this story sucks on so many levels. I hope this kid never goes back to these fucktards.

    Do you think she really has a wonky eye or is she just trying to throw folks off so they won’t recognize her dumb ass from her mugshot online? I guess that is what cold happen when you marry your brother.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    One can still live in a messy home and still keep a kid clean, medicated, and fresh-smelling. These folks were just LAZY.

  • felixthecatxxxx

    Lazy? Maybe, or maybe just cruel or stupid, or a combination of lazy, cruel, and stupid.

  • G.I.R.L.

    Another story about irresponsible people having children. I hope that chick that just beat her parents in court for wanting to force her to have an abortion doesn’t turn out like this; seriously, she sounds like she can’t take care of her own self let alone a new born baby. Oh wait, they’re burdening her parents with the responsibility that she and the baby’s father should have (but they’re still kids themselves so they can’t be responsible right?). Unfortunate.

  • Evan Oswald

    cross eyed people make bad parents?

  • JGo555

    I think the elevator doesn’t reach the top floor on “mommy” & “daddy”.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Yeah, my house consistently looks like a toy box threw up all over it. A kid’s toy box, and a cat’s toybox.

    But the garbage is taken out regularly and the dishes are done every evening!

  • Heather_Habilatory

    yyyyeeeeesh. Fuck that shit. ugh. Cockroaches. BURN THE HOUSE DOWN, you’re never getting rid of that crap!

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Dammit. I might be getting a lazy eye. I’ll keep an eye on that situation, and if it gets worse, I’ll just call Social Services myself.

  • GGMon

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this kid was just their meal ticket

  • brandi

    He was probably sick from all the roach feces, which may have been why he needed medication, and the pull up thing, well that sounds like lazy ass parents that don’t want to get up at night and change bed sheets because he wet the bed. ugggghh assholes man..

  • JohnQknowitall

    Good for the teachers feeding and cleaning the boy. If I were a teacher I would be worried about unfounded accusations of some sort.
    If people want to live in garbage fine, but when you are responsible for another human, or an animal for part, you are immoral and criminal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DeeVeeFlo Danny Vong

    Did anybody else think of the Workaholics intro, where they find a cockroach in Anders ear?

  • lonesnake

    Good for the teachers ? Why didn’t the teachers make sure the cops or child services had this information right off the bat ? Why did they continue to enable this nonsense, leaving it long enough that a nurse had to report it ?

  • Kasie K

    sure you can get rid of them. spray and they will all run to the neighbors. Nasty creatures. I feel gross just reading about bugs.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    DCFS is notoriously slow at responding to calls, IF they even show up at all.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Yeah, see, I’d rather just torch the house AND the bugs in it.

  • Buffettgirl

    Florida – ’nuff said…

  • Buffettgirl

    The thing that gets me about all of these POS parents that force their children into living in these deplorable conditions is this, doesn’t anyone have the capacity to feel shame anymore? I would be so moritified knowing people knew I lived like a filthy scumbag. I would be humiliated and ashamed. Where did that go?

  • tkaz

    One could assume he’s a bedwetter and didn’t change before school but….that would mean the parents cared enough to keep sheets and clothing urine free.

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    It’d be very interesting around here if ALL 50 states had the same sort of LE transparency laws as FL does. I’m pretty sure that there will be a major influx in the sheer number of stories just as fucked-up as the ones in S.FL.

  • Buffettgirl

    I’m sure you’re right, although Oregon seems to be pretty transparent too. I have no trouble keeping an eye on the skanky neglectful mom I know that I got put in jail for neglecting her two year old daughter. I check to see if she’s been release or re-arrested about 1 a week. If she’s been released the local bars call me when they spot her and I get her busted again for drinking on probation. Evil Buffettgirl Bwaaaahaaaahaaaa!

  • Athena

    Had they ruled any other way, it would have had serious implications regarding all the parents who try to force their daughters to keep children.

    I don’t think anything related to reproduction should be forced on a kid, one way or the other. If parents don’t like it, well, they should try a little harder to be parents.

  • G.I.R.L.

    I don’t agree with them attempting to force her to go through with it, but i partially understand why they would want to. As you wrote, they should’ve been better parents. It goes back to parents wanting control over their child instead of teaching their children self control (we discussed that before, sort of, in that dollar store chick article).

    It reminds me of when i was in school: immediately after we were essentially “scared” away from having sex is when everyone started having sex (well, except for me; thank God); the lecturers attempt to control the situation by instilling fear backfired; why they didn’t just teach us to wait until we were sexually mature and responsible enough to handle it over scaring us from the act entirely (with pictures of stds and AIDS statistics and the sort; telling us the end result of early sex was death during that awkward adolescent stage) is beyond my knowledge.

    At the end of the day, if the parents truly want to reach her something, i think they should keep their hands dry in regards to taking care of their daughter’s child; show her that what she gave birth to is a living being that she can’t expect others to raise for her. They fucked up before, but now they can sort of redeem themselves by showing her how to be responsible. It’s a peeve for me because I’ve known so many single young mothers that don’t realize that their children are alive and real.

  • Athena

    I agree with all of that. I don’t know what I’d do if I had a pregnant teen daughter. Luckily for me, teenage pregnancies do not run in my family (which is a heavy predictor). I definitely understand why parents would favor abortion. But to try and force said abortion is barbaric and draconian, and certainly not something a court should or could uphold.

  • Whatevn

    My mother was friends with a woman who lived in the City and both her and her son had to get roaches out their ears at one point.

    Thanks for not only giving me a sad story but for making me discover a phobia

  • Evan Oswald

    crack’n me up!

  • LeaveMeBe

    All that came to mind while reading this story was this.

    http://www.doobybrain.com/2010/02/08/doctor-removes-live-cockroach-from-mans-ear/

    You’re welcome!

  • LeaveMeBe

    I understand pull-ups at night but these parents sent him to school in pull-ups that hadn’t been changed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Hall-Grillot/100000054600337 Anna Hall Grillot

    I wonder how bad it has to be to get roaches? Where do they come from? Can they smell the mess and come walking from miles away to get to it?? We had roaches when I was a kid, and I remember some NASTY situations, but I knew people with a “clean” trailer, that had so many roaches they walked around during the day! And I have dishes in my sink daily, because I was them BEFORE dinner, rather than after (I KNOW!! What is wrong with my lazy butt?) and I have never had roaches as an adult…

  • Wolf_of_Mars

    Bay leaves & catnip will run ‘em off. Borax spread around appliances & in cabinets will kill the nasty critters.
    We had a temporary roomie that brought them with her… We evicted both her & her small livestock. **Snicker! **

  • Twisted1

    Heather as my friend told me once when my kids were younger. There is cluttered then there is dirty. My house was cluttered with kids stuff everywhere. But my house was clean. There is no excuse to live like a pig. However if I cleaned all day chasing after my kids they would never have had any fun nor learned anything. On my “cleaning” day the kids always complained mommy didn’t have fun with them on that day.

  • Twisted1

    In Florida it’s almost impossible to not have them. My step mom was a neat freak and scrubbed her house down daily. We would have to scrub the bathrooms every day. She vacuumed three times a day (very OCD) and still she got them. You have to have pest control services in Florida or you get roaches period no matter how clean you are. Worse still are the waterbugs called palmetto bugs. They are giant roaches that fly. (Shudder).

  • midniteshadows

    Called them sewer roaches in Phoenix. HATED them. HATED when the city would flush the sewer lines and never announce it. Get up to pee in the middle of the night and have one of those things slap up against my butt. Jesus Christ! I’d come flying out of the bathroom with my undies around my ankles – looked like I was running a potato sack race.

  • brandi

    Sorry maybe I worded that wrong, I mean they have pull ups on him to keep him from wetting the bed, and like you said, sent him to school in it. I was just trying to help the “special needs” factor in the case. I was saying just because he has pull ups on, doesn’t mean he’s special, it just means his “parents” are lazy bastards

  • 18th40

    Well that was kind of you.

  • 18th40

    That’s not nice Brandi, everyone is special to someone, even if they’re lazy bastards.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Just another reason I live in the arctic.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I have LOTS of catnip! :)

  • brandi

    Yes, I know, I’ve heard Satan loves these kinds… may he take them into his bosom and set them a blaze

  • http://www.facebook.com/artemis.castle.1 Artemis Castle

    Its not dirt that attracts them. I had a couple (roaches, not infestations) that I killed right away, and got terminex in immediately afterward. The tech said I probably brought them home from a grocery store. He also said that they need very very little food to survive. If i remember correctly he said one roach can live off of the glue on one stamp for an entire year. The problem comes from people who cant or wont spend the money (and it isn’t a whole lot like bed bugs) to get rid of them once they get them, or the people living near somewhere with a large infestation. He baited the whole house with cockroach poison and never found a single dead one. Never saw any more after that either, but I did change grocery stores immediately lol.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I have my moments.

  • Minerva

    So many questions…? A 9 year old in a pull up diaper? The school waited this long to do something? I just saw a video of. Bug coming out of an Indian mans ear and it was disgusting. Poor boy. I hope someone takes him away from his parents and give him to a loving family. Also I hope his “parents” are given a sentence by a judge to wear dirty diapers, minimal food, and a room full of bugs.

  • LeaveMeBe

    At first I thought that said you lived in the attic. I was thinking to myself “That explains A LOT.”

  • Heather_Habilatory

    … Alrighty.

  • JustBrowsingLife

    Been there! I got up one night and parked on the potty, finished my business, turned to udh a.d one of those bastards jumped out of the potty onto the rim. I nearly fainted and screamed so loud my husband nearly pooped the bed. Most people look after their business is done. I turn on the lights, lift the seat and then slam it down for good measure before considering pulling the panties don.

  • Abroad

    Warm climates, you cannot avoid attracting the occasional adult specimen. You can stop them from breeding in your home, however.

  • Megan Watkins

    omg that happened to my brother once, a cockroach got into his ear, man we took him to the hospital and it took 2 hours to get that sucker out, not saying that we didn’t took care of him or nothing, but it’s not so hard to stage a roache genocide every week…….these people are sick.

  • Kat

    I’m an Aussie…. we have these http://ednieuw.home.xs4all.nl/australian/huntsman/Huntsman.html . They tend to take care of most of the other creatures with too many legs!

  • Kat

    I had my daughter when I had just turned 17. I am a responsible parent, I have worked all her life. I was a veterinary nurse when she was younger, carer for special needs kids before that. Now I have put myself through uni and am a registered nurse in a large metropolitan hospital. Not all teenage mums are bad parents. My daughter is turning 19 in just over a week…. she doesn’t smoke or drink, works at McD’s (though she has applied for an assistant in nursing traineeship and is waiting to hear back) and is still a virgin. I think I have done a pretty good job raising a pretty good kid. If I could have been forced to have an abortion I am pretty sure it would have destroyed me.

  • aja

    the newsperson who wrote this is ASSUMING the child needs medication. …just speaking logically… i don’t see any diagnosis the parents were aware of.