What is wrong with some parents these days? It seems as if every single day we hear about a mom or dad who does some outrageous thing or behaves in the oddest of manners with absolutely no regard for the well-being of their children. I'm sorry to say this, but some people were truly not born to be parents! Take Crystal Rusaw, for example, a mother of three little kids--ages 4, 3 and 10 months--who allegedly left them home alone for hours so she could go have sex with her neighbor, according to Florida police.

How did they found out? Well, the children apparently left their home and wandered to a four-lane road where a witness found them--with the 4-year-old holding the baby--around 5 a.m. Saturday morning and called police.

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When police arrested 24-year-old Rusaw, she admitted she'd left her kids for about four hours to go have sex with a neighbor and had fallen asleep! She's obviously not right in the head because, first of all, why would she do something so crazy and then have no qualms in divulging that information to the police?

Rusaw now faces child neglect charges. Sadly, her neighbors weren't surprised by her arrest because they said the kids are always playing in the street unsupervised. I don't even want to imagine what could've happened to those three little kids had the witness not found them wandering in the streets last Saturday morning. In fact, I simply can't imagine what must have gone through the heads of the little 4- and the 3-year-old children during the time they were alone, how they decided to leave the house and the huge pressure of having to care for their 10-month-old sibling!

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I don't even like leaving my 6-year-old daughter alone with her little 3-year-old brother in the backyard unsupervised for longer than a few minutes, while I'm doing something in the kitchen or doing laundry, for example, so I can't imagine her waking up in the middle of the night only to find herself all alone with him. ¡Qué locura!

What do you think about what this mom did? Share your thoughts with us by leaving us a comment below.

 Image via Pasco County Sheriff's Office

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Roxana A. Soto is Features Editor of MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a girl in 3rd grade and a boy in Kinder. She loves books, languages, traveling and good food – especially when cooked by someone else.

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acrog...

Wow! Can we say mother of the year? 

Not.

Seriously some woman should be forced to undergo sterilization!  You know she will probably have more kids in the future....sad

My heart goes out to those defenseless kids. Can someone please adopt her children, and can she be forced to get her tubes tied by court order? I don't know if thats legal but it should be. She shouldn't bring any more children to this world.
Totally agree with Margaret Smith
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Simplemente hay mujeres q no estan capacitadas para ser madres, primeros son ellas despues los niños desafortunadanente !
juans...
How could a mother focus on sex knowing her kids are home alone unsupervised. This makes me sick and hurt for those poor babies
who are we to judge, hopefully she will learn from this and so will other mothers. She is not the first and won't be the last.
lulys37

WE ARE NO JUDGES, BUT WE SURE CAN COMMENT. ALL I CAN SAY IS VIEJA CALIENTE! HOPE YOU LEARNED YOUR LESSON. YOUR KIDS SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST NO MATTER WHAT AND SPECIALLY THEIR SAFETY.

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Her children should be put up togeather for adoption. There are so many couples that would love to have children but for one reason or another can not have children of thier own. Then she should have her tubes tied, so that she could go have as much sex as she wants.
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