Woman accused of having sex, drugs inside vehicle with sleeping children

Woman accused of having sex, drugs inside vehicle with sleeping children

CLOVER, SC (WBTV) - A York County woman is facing child neglect charges after she reportedly had drugs and engaged in sexual activities in her car while her children were sleeping in the backseat Friday.

According to a report from the York County Sheriff's Office, a deputy was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Bobby Ray Road in Clover. The deputy says he saw a man and woman "engaging in sexual activities" in the parked car while three juveniles were asleep in the back seat.

When the deputy approached the pair, the man said he was driving the woman, identified as 25-year-old Betsy Poarch, in her vehicle to "make out," the report states. The man allegedly told the deputy that they were parked at that location cause it was near his home.

The report states the needles were found in the backseat of the vehicle located underneath one of the children's feet. Another needle was found on the floorboard in the backseat, according to the report.

"The children were dirty, wearing dirty clothes, had dirt and old food all over their faces and one child had no shoes or socks on, and was crying because he was so cold," the responding deputy said.

The man reportedly admitted to having two grams of marijuana under the drivers seat and Poarch reportedly had three grams of marijuana in her pocket book, the report states. The deputy said there was also methamphetamine found in the vehicle.

Poarch reportedly had to be detained while Department of Social Services arrived to the scene to take the children, the deputy said. The report states that Poarch became "non-compliant" and would not let the DSS agent take custody of the children. The report states that multiple deputies had to be called to the scene and help with arresting Poarch.

While the pair were in the backseat of the deputy's patrol vehicle, Poarch allegedly began assaulting the man, the report states.

Poarch was charged with three counts of unlawful conduct of a child, possessing methamphetamine and resisting arrest. The deputy also issued a traffic ticket for assault and third-degree battery against Poarch.

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