PUSHMATAHA, Okla. — A mother, who was reported to be living in a tent in the woods of Oklahoma with her seven children, was arrested on Thursday.
Agents from the Department of Human Services found the scene of the tent camp near an area covered with used toilet paper, human feces, and a makeshift shower. Sacks of rotten animal feed were also found at the camp.
The area was reported to have had a strong putrid odor.
The children, ranging in age from 7 to 17 years, were assessed by a local nurse practitioner who diagnosed the children with multiple illnesses closely associated with neglect and malnutrition, according to the Pushmataha County District Attorney.
Agents interviewed Kubisak who admitted she self-medicated the children with cattle wormer and had used Frontline flea and tick medication the treat head lice.
The family was reported to have lived in the tent from approximately March 1, 2014, until August 1, 2014.
Reports say Sonia Kubisak, 34, is being brought up on seven charges of neglect – one count for each child.
According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, she was arrested on those charges yesterday in Tionesta, Pennsylvania, and is currently held in the Warren County, PA, jail awaiting extradition to Pushmataha County.
OSBI says the children are in full-time guardianship.