Octomom: Complaint prompts inspection of Nadia Suleman's home
Authorities said “Octomom” Nadya Suleman was fully cooperative when social workers and La Habra police looked into a complaint about her children's living conditions and that they found nothing to merit further investigation.
The La Habra Police Department and investigators from the Orange County Social Services Agency visited the home Tuesday after a complaint of “general neglect” regarding conditions at Suleman’s home, said Sgt. Daniel Barnes.
The person who filed the complaint was not identified.
"There was no need to take the children into protective custody," Lt. Jeff Swaim told the Orange County Register. "The children's welfare appeared to be fine .... Any time there is an allegation of general neglect, we go out there and investigate the circumstances."
KTLA News reported the person who filed the complaint said there was only one functioning toilet in the home and that the children had to use portable toilets. The person also claimed the children appeared unclean.
Barnes said officers conducted preliminary interviews at the home and “no crimes were noticed.” He said no criminal investigation was underway, although there could be further examination from social workers.
Suleman was dubbed “Octomom” after she gave birth to octuplets in 2009.
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Photo: Nadia Suleman. Credit: Fox-TV