Officials say a mother with five young children has been arrested after officers discovered the family in a filthy, "unlivable" home where roaches crawled on a sleeping child.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1Al7BP2 ) reports that 33-year-old Brandy Azad was charged with five counts of child neglect after officers found her house infested with roaches and her children unattended Monday night.

Azad told police two of her children are autistic and one has Down syndrome.

When officers arrived at Azad's rental house, they found two children under 5 roaming the neighborhood. Azad told officers she was sick and the father of one child was supposed to be watching the kids.

It wasn't known whether Azad had a lawyer who could be contacted for comment. It also was unclear who was caring for the children.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com