In Derbyshire, England, an unnamed social worker found something straight out of a sadistic horror movie, when she responded to a call from a concerned neighbor who was convinced something was amiss in the apartment downstairs.
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The toddlers who are said to be almost two-years-old and three-years-old respectively, were found dressed in only t-shirts and nappies with poop encrusted between their toes.
Upon closer medical examination the children were found to have various cuts on their hands and feet, as well as various sores and blisters all over their bodies. In addition to all this, the poor youngsters were each plagued by a head lice infestation.
As per a description given in the Derby Telegraph, inside the room of horrors was a small single, toddler sized bed with a "disgustingly dirty mattress" on it. The curtains were all torn and covered in excrement. Human poop also covered the walls and ceilings and on the floor there were tiles that had been pulled up, exposing dangerous sharp edges. A few filthy toy cars and two mucky baby bottles were laying on the damaged and dirty floors.
The social worker who initially found the scene had this to say: "I remember being horrified and shocked. I couldn't understand how a room could be like this, how we didn't know of this family." She added that the father did not display any signs of remorse over what was done, choosing rather to try and shift the blame on this wife and older son.
The judge dealing with the case mentioned that it was interesting to note that although the bedroom the children were kept in was in such a state, the rest of the house was neat and clean. In addition, the fridge was found to be fully stocked and there were new clothes and toys still in their packaging found within the house.
Both parents pled guilty to two cases of neglect and the father, who the judge has branded as being "sadistic", has reportedly been jailed for a period of 29 months. At this point in time, the mother has not yet been sentenced for her role in the crime.