CRIME

Pregnant mother of 12 accused of keeping kids in waste-filled home

A pregnant mother of 12 is due in court on child neglect charges after authorities found her children in a trash-strewn home with collapsing ceilings and no running water.

The 38-year-old woman is expected to be arraigned Thursday in district court. She was charged Wednesday along with the 41-year-old man she was living with. The man is due in court Monday.

The Associated Press is not naming the adults in order to protect the identities of the children.

Records show the woman has had at least 33 Oklahoma Department of Human Services referrals and investigations.

The pair was arrested last week after authorities found trash littered feet deep in some areas of the house and a yard with mattresses that had been infested with bed bugs.