Two arrested for child neglect in Florence County campground

Christie Ray Griffis

Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested two North Carolina residents after deputies were called to a campground to investigate allegations that several children were living in inadequate conditions in a tent with their adult care givers.

Christie Ray Griffis, 53, of Charlotte, and Lori Marie Carey, 34, of Concord, were charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child on Sunday.

Investigators found five children, ranging in ages from 9 months to 12 years, in need of medical treatment for a variety of conditions including excessive insect bites, sunburn, head lice infestation, diaper rash and ear infections, according to a press release.

All of the children were taken into emergency protective custody and treated at the hospital, the release says.

Griffis and Carey appeared Tuesday before a Florence County Magistrate who set bond for each at $5,000.

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