• The police found out about the situation Tuesday
  • The couple’s 3-year-old boy and 4-month-old baby were living in the house
  • The couple was arraigned in court and released on bail

A Pennsylvania couple was arrested after their two young children were found living in filth in their house, the police said.

The police made the shocking discovery Tuesday morning when they were at a couple’s residence in Armstrong county on an unrelated matter. Edward Reed, Jr., 24, and Kayla Vojtilla, 22, were arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of children after the police saw their two kids living in squalor, reported Pittsburgh’s Action News.

The couple’s 3-year-old boy and 4-month-old baby were found sleeping in a cockroach and flea-infested room. The police also discovered the house did not have any proper working sewage system. The garbage was found scattered throughout the house, which even included soiled diapers strewn on the floor.

The investigators also found spoiled food in the fridge and dirty vessels in the kitchen sink that were covered with insects.

The police removed the children from the custody of the parents. They are currently with a family member.

The couple was arraigned in court and was released on $10,000 unsecured bail, WPXI News reported. They are scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing May 19.

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In a similar incident in February, a man and a woman in Florida were arrested for allegedly locking three young children along with dogs inside a filthy room filled with feces. The responding officers who were informed about an “unknown problem” reportedly saw a young infant trying to put her arm and head out of a second-story broken bedroom window of an apartment. The officers found out the house was locked, and when no one answered the door, they broke it open. The deputies then discovered the three children were locked inside a dirty bedroom along with two malnourished dogs and a newborn puppy. They also found three huge glass jars filled with marijuana inside the living room of the house. The suspects were charged on counts of child neglect and possession of marijuana. The relationship between the suspects and the children was not immediately clear.