Octomom dismisses child neglect allegations

May 1st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, May 1 (ANI): Mother of octuplets, Nadya Suleman, has snubbed allegations of child neglect amid reports that police and child welfare officials recently visited her house.

Cops had paid a visit to the octomom following a request from child welfare officials, who were informed by a teacher that her 4-year-old autistic son Aidan had arrived at school with a black eye and a bite mark on his back.

The teacher had turned to authorities after Nadya, who became a history making mum in January after giving birth to eight babies, adding to her previous brood of 6, failed to reply to a note inquiring about the injuries.

The single, unemployed mum-of-14 said it was Aidan’s younger brother, who was to blame for the mark.

“He has a bite mark on his back, from this guy,” the New York Daily News quoted Nadya, pointing to one of her 2-year-old twins, as telling RadarOnline.

And she held Aidan’s “meltdowns” responsible for his black eye after he hit his face on a desk, saying: “He has meltdowns. It’s normal to have meltdowns. He throws himself down.”

Speaking about the welfare officials, she continued: “They just wanted to check the kids. Oh, they said that they’re shocked at how everything is so organized. And that we’re doing a good job.”

La Habra police spokeswoman Cindy Knapp confirmed that the visit was made to Nadya’s house.

Her lawyer Jeff Czech said: “When people go into that house, they’re expecting kids swinging from the rafters. But it’s an organized house. Those eight babies, for starters, are very good babies.

“There are one or two nannies taking care of the big kids. And the babies have a couple nannies, too. Some people are mandated to report, and Nadya understands that. She’s not worried about it.” (ANI)

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