Indiana parents Stephen Auker and Kimberly Robinson were arrested on June 24 on charges of child neglect.
The Indiana Department of Child Services initially asked police on June 12 to investigate a home in Anderson, Indiana. When police arrived, they say they discovered a set of 2-year-old twins in poor health, reports RTV6 (video below).
The little boy and girl were immediately transported to Riley Hospital for Children. Two other children, a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, were also reportedly in poor health, though they were in better health than the twins.
Auker said Robinson had left him three weeks earlier, so he had taken the children to his mother’s home. When police investigated the couple’s former home, they found it to be in “deplorable” condition. The house was full of dirty diapers, animal feces and trash, reports Fox 59.
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According to police, the twins had been living in a cornered-off section of the home with no bed, food or water. The toddlers were in such bad health they weighed the same as a 7-month-old baby, their bones had begun to thin, and their physical and mental health development had been delayed.
When the twins were taken into custody, they were unable to walk, crawl, talk, stand or eat with utensils.
All four children were taken into custody by the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Auker and Robinson were arrested and each charged with four felony counts of neglect of a dependent.
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