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Children Removed from Deplorable Home

FAIRBORN -- A couple is facing serious charges after police say their three children were living in deplorable conditions.

Fairborn police went to the Hebble Avenue home after a 911 call hang-up. Once they saw what was inside, they immediately called Children Services.

Officers went to the home to make sure everyone inside was OK, what they found though, was unsanitary, and unlivable conditions.

"I think it's sad really, just people living like that, and living in an environment like that with the kids," said Bob Henry.

According to the police report, officers found cat feces, garbage, dirty dishes, dirty sinks, toilets and bathtubs, and even worse, human feces on the floor from dirty diapers.

"That's disgusting, I can't imagine doing something like that," said Megan Haines.

"It's sad, it's horrible," said Henry.

"I just can't see how somebody can live like that. Of course the kids don't know any different when you come right down to it, they probably lived like that for a long time but we know that isn't how you should live," said Sue Red.

Police arrested Solomon and Tanya McLafferty after finding out three kids lived inside the home, ages 13, 9 and 7.

"The kids are getting the worst deal because they aren't capable of making the decisions of what should be done but really I think the situation between the parents and the kids, all of them suffer," said Red.

The adults are now each facing three counts of child endangering.

The city gave them 24 hours to clean the house up or it'll be condemned.

Children Services is also continuing their investigation



Earlier coverage:

FAIRBORN -- Three children have been removed from a deplorable home. 

Tuesday afternoon, police were responding to the home on Hebble Avenue following a 911 hang up.

When officers arrived, a door was open but no one was home.  Upon entry, officers discovered cat and human feces throughout the house.   It was also evident children were living there.

A short time later, the parents returned home with their three children, ages 13, 9 and 7. 

The parents, Solomon and Tanya McLafferty, have been charged with three counts of Child Endangering.  They've been given 24 hours to clean the residence, otherwise the home will be condemned.

Children Services will remain involved during the investigation.

 
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