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Baton Rouge police find 15-year-old boy weighing 47 pounds, arrest mother

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Courtesy the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office -- Cathy Fort, left, and Rose Holland Courtesy the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office -- Cathy Fort, left, and Rose Holland

Baton Rouge police detectives investigating a loud music complaint late Tuesday found 15-year-old boy who weighs 47 pounds and was covered in urine, feces and cockroaches laying on a cot.

The child was stuck to the cot from lying in feces and urine for several days, the responding officer wrote in a report. The teen had one large bedsore on his right hip, multiple bug bites all over his body and appeared to be having a seizure.

Paramedics immediately transported to a nearby hospital where he is in critical condition from being severely malnourished, according to police records. 

Police arrested the boy's mother, Rose Holland, 49, of Baton Rouge, and booked her into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Holland's roommate called police around midnight complaining that Holland was blaring loud music from her bedroom, police reports show. Officers arrived at the home in the 1700 block of North 46th Street, found Holland and another woman, Cathy Fort, sitting in a vehicle parked in front of the house and heard music blaring from the house.

When one officer told told Holland to go back inside the house to turn the music down, he saw a clear glass pipe and what the officers said appeared to be crack cocaine, police reports say. He placed both women in handcuffs, then searched the car. He found a small brown purse underneath the seat with more suspected crack cocaine.

Holland said the drugs were hers, police reports say. One officer went inside the house to see if there were anymore drugs. He asked the roommate which room was Holland's. He walked into the room to find the 15-year-old boy in the cot.

Fort was also booked on counts of possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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