31 January 2008

Douche Of The Week 01.31.08

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Winner: Shanell Monique Mosley

Justification: She left her kids alone so she can travel to Africa to get married.

STORY


Authorities Arrest Mom Who Left Kids Alone to Travel to Africa to Get Married

HOUSTON —
A mother was behind bars on Wednesday after authorities say she left her six children home alone while she traveled to Africa to marry a man she met on the Internet.

Shanell Monique Mosley, 33, was arrested at a Houston airport when she returned, charged with child endangerment and child abandonment for leaving the children in poor conditions. Two other children who are neighbors were also at the home.

Mosley made her first court appearance Wednesday. She has a $275,000 bail.

Child welfare officials contacted Mosley to notify her that her children were in CPS custody and she faced charges, but she hung up, said John Jordan, a Harris County prosecutor.

"It appears that she continued with her honeymoon while her kids had been in CPS custody," Jordan said.

Mosley claims her sister was supposed to watch the kids during her absence.

"I didn't just leave my kids, if that's what you think," Mosley said. "This trip was pre-planned for a year."

Child welfare officials were reviewing the case while the children remained in foster homes, said Estella Olguin, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services.

Lt. John Legg, a spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office, said they found the home in poor condition.

"We don't know what would have happened had we not responded," Legg said.

Authorities found the children alone in the house in early January and investigated Mosley's whereabouts, learning she had traveled to Nigeria.

When she left for Nigeria on Dec. 31, Mosley told her 15-year-old daughter she would return in a month, child welfare officials said.

"I left money in my closet," Mosley said. "I gave one of my children three ATM cards."

Assistant Harris County District Attorney John Jordan said investigators have learned Mosley's six children were starving and her older children could not recall their own birth dates.

Mosley's children are 1, 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16, Jordan said. The other two children found in the home were 3- and 4-year-olds the family cared for on behalf of a single father who worked, Jordan said.

Mosley left a Lone Star food card, but officials said it had no monetary balance.

The 9-year-old son told authorities he and the baby ate a still-frozen pizza for breakfast the morning they were discovered home alone. There were no diapers, baby food or formula for the infant, no sheets on beds and fruit was rotting in a basket, Jordan said.


Robocop's Comment:

That groom must have been one HELL of a piece of ass. Ms. Mosley needs to have an involuntary hysterectomy so she cannot produce more innocent children to endanger. For violating the trust of a child to a parent, Ms. Mosley richly deserves the title "Douche Of The Week."

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Terrific pick! Terrible mother but hey, now she's famous. No, wait, that's infamous...

PS: I just did that meme you tagged me with but I may just tweak it a bit before I post it.

lisa's chaos said...

Hey you meanie head! You wanna eat my beautiful ducks??!! Well, it has been realllllly cold ,there may be a couple of frozen to the ground ones out there for you. :)

Jeanne said...

This is so, so sad. I feel very bad for the kids!

wolfbaby said...

you have a real nack for finding these idiots... she is definetly deserving of your award... and a lot of time in jail.. and like no food for ages... what a jerk.. those poor babies.

Jenn of the Jungle said...

Let's just hope they take the kids away. Permanently.

Debs said...

She is more than a douche of the week.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

People like this should certainly be sterilized.

kitten said...

OMGosh! I had a friend (well sorta friend) that did sorta the same. She left her only child with us for 3 months before she decided to move up North with this man she met on the NET.
I have my meme on my blog.

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I did my meme in haiku form today.

Robocop said...

I saw it. Thank you.