WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A mother accused of leaving her six children under the age of six alone in a Warren apartment Tuesday night has been arrested.
Brayasha Clark was arrested Wednesday after child endangering charges were filed against her. Police said when she was arrested, she commented that she would take responsibility for her actions but that nothing says how old a child has to be to be left home alone. She added that people leave their kids home alone all the time.
Investigators noted in their report that they had received previous child endangering calls to the same apartment in the past. Clark also faces child endangering charges for an incident on February 1.
Around 7:30 p.m., officers reported receiving several 911 calls from a young child about there being no adult supervision at the apartment in the 1300 block of Fifth St. SW.
Officers reported that when they arrived, a child inside was crying and the door was unlocked. Three of the children were wearing only diapers that needed to be changed, according to a police report.
Police said the oldest child tried to call her mother but was unable to reach her. Investigators noted in their report that the children believed that their mother had left them home so she could get them a hotel room where they could go swimming.
According to the report, some of the children had scars and other marks that led officers to believe they were being abused. The children told police that their mother pushed them into the wall, causing one of the children to lose teeth. They also reported that she pinched their arms and left an infant in the closet, the report stated.
Police called Mahoning County Children Services, which has an open case with the family.
A family member of the mother took the children temporarily.
According to court records, a warrant for Clark’s arrest was issued Wednesday afternoon.