Children Found in Filthy Conditions, Parents Arrested

Police found rotten food and animal feces in the New Britain home.

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    Police have charged Tawana Edwards and Christopher Rogers with risk of injury to minors.

    New Britain police have arrested a mom and dad after finding their young children living in filth, police said.

    Police made the arrests after responding to a domestic incident at 408 East Street in New Britain just before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

    Police did not find cause to make any arrests for the domestic incident, but found the house in deplorable conditions, police said.

    A 2-year-old girl and her 4-month-old sister live in the home, which had trash and rotten food all over the place, police said, as well as animal fecal matter and urine on the floors.

    There was no heat and the couple was using an oven to heat the home.

    Pipes were broken and water couldn’t be turned off, police said.

    The children were healthy, police said, but officials deemed the home uninhabitable.

    Utility companies were called out to shut off the electricity and the gas and officials called the state Department of Children and Families.

    It is not clear where the children are now.

    Police have charged Christopher Rogers, 20, and Tawana Edwards, 23, have been charged with two counts of risk of injuries to minors.

    Edwards is the mother of both children while Rogers is the father of one of the girls.

    Edwards has been arraigned and was released on a promise to appear and is due back in court on Feb. 26.

    Neither has entered a pleas.

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