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Three ‘filthy’ children removed from Uniontown home |

Three ‘filthy’ children removed from Uniontown home

| Friday, January 14, 2011 12:00 a.m

Three young children in Uniontown were placed into protective custody after police found the youngsters wearing only soiled diapers and living in a feces-filled home.

Uniontown police said they found the children after responding 12:05 p.m. Tuesday to Johnson Avenue for a report of a domestic dispute, according to a police report.

When officers arrived, Christine Freed, 28, told them a man at the residence, Kenneth Baker, 47, had argued with her before punching and breaking a mirror.

Police said the three children were “filthy.” Their bedrooms contained broken toys with sharp edges, the floors were littered with clothing and garbage, and the bathtub was filled with animal and urine feces, according to the report.

Fayette County Children and Youth Services removed the children from the home. A custody hearing is to be held today, police said.

The Fayette Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed four cats and two dogs from the premises.

A city code enforcement officer who inspected the house at the request of police gave Freed 10 days to correct unspecified deficiencies.

Police Chief Jason Cox said a 16-year-old girl police found at the residence was charged as a juvenile with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found 16 empty stamp heroin bags in her purse.

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