5 Kids Removed From Feces- And Trash-Filled Home
No Charges Filed
BOSTON -- Five children were removed from a Hyde Park home on Thursday after they were found living in filthy conditions without their parents.
The children are now in state custody, and the A Street home has been boarded up and condemned.
"Filth. Filthy. It is just sad that the little kids have to suffer like that," homeowner Ralph Corrado said.
Corrado said he never knew that the children were living in the house that he rented to their grandmother six years ago. Corrado said he told the tenants a month ago to cleanup the home.
"We checked it two weeks ago -- the maintenance man I have here. Everything looked fine, he said," Corrado said.
But when Boston police entered the house on Thursday night they said they found human waste, a bucket of urine, bedbugs and trash on the floor.
"They found five children all under 9 years old in very poor conditions," Boston Police Deputy Superintendent John Dailey said.
Police told NewsCenter 5 that they found feces on the floors, walls and children. On Thursday night, the parents were not home, but a 15-year-old was babysitting. Police said they were first called to the home Thursday night after a report of gunshots which turned out to be the 15-year-old setting off firecrackers.
These people were living in Section 8 housing. I bet money that the landlord will be brought up on charges. I don't care how poor you are, you don't shit in a bucket if there is working plumbing.
Of course, poverty also doesn't excuse you from your duty to make sure that your children are living in a clean and healthy environment. If what you have is not adequate, you report it to the proper authorities and look for other accommodations.