This goes to show, you sometimes never really know those closest to you.

Genesee county officials say George Harper has been charged with elder abuse after his mother Sharon Harper was found living in a house without running water that was also full of animal feces and garbage.

George Harper, Sharon Harmer's son and caregiver, is charged with first-degree vulnerable adult abuse, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison if he's found guilty.Terrible situation.

Genesee County has one of the few elder abuse task forces in the country. Watch the video if you can.