Cobb police have
arrested a mother and her father after they discovered a 6-year-old living in
deplorable conditions inside a Marietta-area home.
WSB-TV reports that Sarah Veazey, 38, Robert Veazey, 62, were each charged with child cruelty in the first degree on Sunday after allowing a girl to live with no running water inside a filthy, cluttered Favor Road home just west of Smyrna off Windy Hill Road.
Both adults were in the Cobb County jail Monday on a $10,000 bond for the felony charge. The girl, whose name was not released, has been placed in protective custody.
The child, who reportedly attends a local elementary school, was sleeping on a mattress in the living room close to the filth inside the “house of horrors.”
Other discoveries by authorities included about 14 cats and dogs who were allowed to defecate inside, evidence of rodents, overflowing toilets, and unstable floors almost to the point of collapse.
See WSB’s accompanying report on how neighbors didn’t suspect the dangers that were ongoing inside the Cobb home.