Kristen Corey of Putnam was arrested for neglecting a child after she was found passed out and the child was seen covered in flies, according to state police. (State police)
PUTNAM, CT (WFSB) -
A woman in Putnam faces charges after police said she was found passed out in a home with a young child who was covered in flies and bug bites.
Kristen Corey, 37, faces risk of injury and possession of drug paraphernalia charges, according to state police.
Troopers said they went to the home on Thursday in an attempt to find someone from an earlier disturbance.
What they found was a damaged door and no answer to their calls.
Inside they said they could see a young child with an overflowing diaper. They said the child was covered in flies and bug bites.
Troopers entered the home to check on the child and found drug paraphernalia around the home and within the child's reach.
Corey was found in a bedroom, passed out, according to state police.
State police said it took them several attempts to wake Corey up. She was eventually arrested.
The Department of Children and Families responded to the scene and has opened its own investigation. The child is in its custody.
Corey faced a judge at Danielson Superior Court on Friday. The bail was set at $10,000 after the appearance.The court lowered Corey’s bail and let her out on a promise to appear, citing her history as a CNA nurse with no prior criminal history.
"No thank you. Tell him it was an exaggeration. It was very much an overexaggeration," Corey said leaving the courtroom. "It was over-exaggerated, thank you. Yea there wasn’t bugs, there wasn’t everything all over her house, thank you. No the house is very clean.”
The child's grandmother Patricia Corey stormed out of the courtroom upset with the result.
“There’s no justice disgusting. The justice she lied through her teeth," Patricia Corey said.
Patricia Corey said she hopes DCF takes care of her grandson because she can’t.
"“He’s a beautiful little boy and I just feel bad for him," Patricia Corey said.
Kristen Corey is expected back in court on August 1. Patricia Corey said she will be at that appearance.
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