3 Kids Removed From Feces-Infested Home

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    Police arrested the parents because their three children were living in deplorable conditions at a home in the Logan section of Philadelphia and the pair was later charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports with the latest. (Published Thursday, Aug 8, 2013)

    Three young girls have been removed from a home in Logan section of the city after officials discovered that the house was filled with feces, trash and other unknown liquids, according to police.

    The children, ages 1, 3, and 4, were removed from the home located on the 4800 block of North 9th Street around 9 a.m. Thursday.

    Police Removes Children from Home, Questions Parents

    [PHI] Police Removes Children from Home, Questions Parents
    After a 911 call was made for a domestic dispute at a home in the Logan section of Philadelphia, police removed three young children that they say were living in deplorable and filthy conditions. NBC10's Harry Hairston reports. (Published Thursday, Aug 8, 2013)

    “It looked a little unkempt, the smell was a little bit tough to take,” said Philadelphia Police Captain John Fleming during a press conference this morning.

    Police say the girls were found only wearing diapers. Investigators say there was no crib or bedding for the children inside the home.

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    Police arrived at a home in the Logan section of Philadelphia and arrested a woman for allegedly beating her husband. While police were at the home, they dicovered that the house was filled with feces and trash. They arrested the man for allowing his three children to live in such conditions. NBC10's Harry Hairston is live at the scene during a press conference. (Published Thursday, Aug 8, 2013)

    “The officer observed what it deemed to be inappropriate and questionable conditions. They believed to be children possibly in danger."

    Police initially reported to the home to deliver a domestic violence warrant. The girls' mother Lakeeshanaye Overton, 24, was arrested for assaulting her husband, 25-year-old Soyika Eldemine.

    The pair was later charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment.

    The children were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for evaluation. There is no word on their condition.

    The Special Victims Unit and the Department of Human Services are investigating the incident.

    This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for more updates.

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