EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDeputies Say Parents Arrested After Kids Found Eating Human Waste
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: WVVA
Reported: Aug. 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 9:09 AM EDT
Ashland, McDowell County , West Virginia
Two McDowell County adults were taken into custody after sheriff's deputies said they found their young children living in unsanitary conditions and being held in a room where they were handling and eating human waste.
Michael Paul Perry, 28, and Crystal Sidney Perry, 19, were arrested and charged with child abuse creating substantial risk of injury, WVVA in Bluefield reported.
McDowell County Sheriff Martin West told the TV station that deputies responded to a home in the Ashland area Thursday where a Child Protective Services worker was attempting to remove children from the residence and the parents were resisting.
Deputies said they found children, ages 1 and 2, being held in a room where they were eating human waste. A criminal complaint filed in McDowell County Magistrate Court said the children were filthy.
The Perrys were arraigned and were awaiting on being transported to the Southeastern Regional Jail. Bond was set at $100,000 for each.
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