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Couple Arrested After Officer Discovers Child Living In Poor Conditions

Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 14:08:43-05

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (Winchester Sun)– A Winchester couple is facing charges after officers found their home in deplorable condition when attempting to execute a warrant.

The Winchester Sun is reporting that Jason and Melissa Baker were arrested Saturday and are facing one count of first-degree criminal abuse each.

According to arrest citations, when the officer arrived at the home he noticed the door was not secured, but no one answered. Through the window, he said he saw the house in disarray and feces around the house.

After meeting with the Bakers and arresting Melissa on the warrant, the officer said Jason Baker allowed him to document the condition of the house for a report for child protective services.

The officer noted in the citations that there was trash throughout the house; multiple flies on traps; and insects crawling along the floor, walls, and in their child’s bed.

The Bakers told authorities they have a 12-year-old child, but the child was in Louisville that day.

The officer reportedly couldn’t check all the rooms because of the amount of “filth and feces.”