Two arrested after 6-year-old girl found in filthy, rodent-infested house
GEORGIA — A mother and grandfather in Georgia were arrested after police say a 6-year-old girl was found living in a filthy home without running water.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that the child, who’s name was not released, was placed in protective custody after she was found in the home her family shared with 12 cats and two dogs.
Police were called to the home Sunday following a dispute between neighbors.
The deplorable conditions were discovered shortly after. Police say the animals had defecated on the floors of the cluttered home, which had sagging floors and rodents in the ceiling.
“For bathroom facilities in the residence, there was a bucket being used and then emptied into the toilet so that the toilet is over flowing with feces,” the arrest reports read.
It was reported the home had been without running water for over 30 days.
Sarah Veazey, 38, Robert Veazey, 62, were arrested Sunday night and each charged with child cruelty.
Both Veazeys were being held on $10,000 bond for the felony charge.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution