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Cops find four children aged two to 12 living in squalor in a Kentucky house full of trash

Cops find four children aged two to 12 living in squalor in a Kentucky house full of trash and rotten food before charging couple with criminal abuse

  • Two people arrested after family found to be living in squalor in Kentucky home
  • Four children aged two to 12 have since been taken into care by social services
  • Shocking pictures show extent of dirty living conditions including piles of dirty clothing, empty takeaway boxes, dirty dishes and rotting food 

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Two people have been arrested after four children were found living in dire conditions in their home. 

Shocking photos have emerged of the family’s house which is littered with rubbish, dirty dishes and rotting food. 

The children, aged from two to 12, had been living in the house in Laurel County, Kentucky alongside Christopher Bowling, 39, of London and Brandy Bowling, 34, of London, who have since been arrested. 

The children are now under the care of social services. 

Shocking photos have revealed how a family lived in squalor in their home in Laurel County, Kentucky

The bathroom floor is barely visible underneath the piles of tissue, nappies,  toilet paper and dirty items of clothing

The bathroom floor is barely visible underneath the piles of tissue, nappies,  toilet paper and dirty items of clothing

The kitchen doesn't fare much better, with the kitchen sink filled to the brim with unwashed dishes while pots and pans are left standing on the kitchen stove. Food packaging and the remnants of takeaway fast food meals scatter the floor

The kitchen doesn’t fare much better, with the kitchen sink filled to the brim with unwashed dishes while pots and pans are left standing on the kitchen stove. Food packaging and the remnants of takeaway fast food meals scatter the floor

The pictures show how much of the floor space is covered in heaped dirty clothing and rubbish. The bathroom floor is barely visible underneath the piles of tissue, nappies, toilet paper and dirty items of clothing. 

The kitchen doesn’t fare much better, with the kitchen sink filled to the brim with unwashed dishes while pots and pans are left standing on the kitchen stove. 

Food packaging and the remnants of takeaway fast food meals scatter the floor. 

The children’s beds appear to be lacking sheets and the bare mattresses look dirty, while in the parents’ bedroom, the double bed is strewn with takeaway pizza boxes. 

A child’s cot is stacked to the brim with babies clothing, toys and other items. 

A child's cot is stacked to the brim with babies clothing, toys and other items

A child’s cot is stacked to the brim with babies clothing, toys and other items

Officers from the Laurel County Sheriff's Office attended the house off David Hibbitts Lane after a writ of possession was issued

Officers from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office attended the house off David Hibbitts Lane after a writ of possession was issued

Deputy Gilbert Acciardo said he couldn't believe his eyes when he entered the property

Deputy Gilbert Acciardo said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the property

Officers from the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office attended the house off David Hibbitts Lane after a writ of possession was issued. 

Deputy Gilbert Acciardo said he couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the property. 

‘We knocked on the door and the residents came to the door. We actually entered the residence and couldn’t believe it,’ he told WYMT. 

The children, aged from two to 12, had been living in the house in Laurel County, Kentucky alongside Christopher Bowling, 39, of London (pictured) and Brandy Bowling, 34, (pictured, below) of London, who have since been arrested

Both Christopher and Brandy have been charged with four counts of third-degree criminal abuse of children 12 or under

The children, aged from two to 12, had been living in the house in Laurel County, Kentucky alongside Christopher Bowling, 39, of London (left) and Brandy Bowling, 34, (right) of London, who have since been arrested

‘Just fortunate that we were there for that writ of possession. Because had it not been, we would never have known that situation existed.’ 

Both Christopher and Brandy have been charged with four counts of third-degree criminal abuse of children 12 or under, according to WYMT. 

Christopher was also wanted for failure to appear in court for numerous traffic violations.

 



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