Parents In Custody After Girl Found Living Among Maggots, Dead Animals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Police in Sioux Falls, South Dakota say the parents of a 10-year-old girl found living in deplorable conditions have been arrested on possible charges of abuse and neglect.

Authorities say officers who went to the home on a report of a dead animal found drugs, animal feces and maggots. The house didn’t have electricity or running water.

Police spokesman Sam Clemens says three men came out of the house, a woman was found hiding under a bed and the girl was behind the dresser. Clemens says the girl was taken into protective custody.

Officials say the parents could also face drug charges.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota
Excellent Educator

Watch & Listen LIVE