Panama City Woman Charged with Child Neglect

Published 09/28 2016 05:58PM

Updated 09/28 2016 05:58PM

Destiny Ritter
Destiny Ritter

A Panama City woman was charged with two counts of child neglect after she left two small children with a 16-year-old in a house infested with bugs, dirty dishes, and trash. 

Police say the incident began when Destiny Ritter left a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old with a 16-year-old friend while she went to visit her boyfriend.

The babysitter then left the children alone in the house. One of the children left the home too and was met by a neighbor. Officers were on scene for about an hour until Ritter showed up.

While at the home officers noted that it was big infested, that chemical bottles like Drano and bleach were on the floor and accessible to children, that trash was scattered throughout the home and that dirty dishes were also scattered throughout the house.

Ritter is being held on a $30,000 bond.  

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