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Woman granted bond in child cruelty case

Audrea Michell Marks (Source: BCSO) Audrea Michell Marks (Source: BCSO)
BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) -

A woman charged with three counts of first-degree cruelty to children was released on a $5,000 property bond.

Audrea Marks, 30, of Portal, Ga., appeared in Bulloch County Superior Court on Tuesday. She is charged with cruelty to children, three counts of reckless conduct and one count of disorderly conduct.

A woman told Bulloch County deputies she went there to pick up her grandchild and noted that the living conditions were unsanitary and called the sheriff's office, according to the BCSO.

Three children, ages 6, 9, and 12, lived at the home along with 30-year-old Audrea Michell Marks. The deputy saw animal feces throughout the home including on the children's bedding, there was a strong smell of animal urine and a kitchen trashcan was leaking, according to the BCSO.

The children told the deputy that they had not eaten since school lunch the previous day. Marks was arrested and the Dept. of Family and Children Services was contacted. 

The judge order Marks to have no contact with her kids.

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