On February 21, the mother and father of six children, ranging in age from 2 to 11 years old, were having a domestic issue. The man was sleeping in a car, and the woman called the police and asked them to come to the home and make him leave.
Officers were sent to the address, and they reported that it was not the first time they had been there for problems between the pair. They said it was already determined that the man was legally allowed to be at the house.
When they spoke to the man about the situation, he asked if it would be possible for the officers to check on the children in the home.
During their visit inside the dwelling, it was reported that the officers found trash all over the place. They also said feces was on the walls and floors throughout the house, dirty clothing was lying around, and one of the younger children was found smeared in excrement.
It was reported that the home did not have working pipes, there were live electrical wires hanging from the ceiling, and there were bugs and rotten food in the fridge.
Both parents were placed under arrest. They are each expected to face charges for six felony counts of endangering the welfare of children.
The mother’s bond was set at $250,000, while the father’s bond was $50,000. They did not have the money, and they were both booked into the Luzerne County Correctional Facility.
The youngsters were placed in the custody of Luzerne County Children and Youth Services.
The house was fully inspected, and it was condemned.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a domestic violence offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.