A father faced a child endangering charge Monday after his children were removed from his home, which authorities said was filled with trash.
A report from the Ross County Sheriff’s Office stated that a deputy arrived at the home, located in May’s Mobile Home Park, on Thursday to check on the welfare of a 3- and 4-year-old girl after a delivery person reported no adults had come to the door when he knocked.
The deputy said he had no luck either, knocking on the door several times with no answer. The deputy said that he noticed trash, bugs and a “very” pungent odor coming from the residence as he yelled through the windows.
The girls’ grandfather arrived while the deputy was on the scene and opened the door, at which time the deputy saw more trash and debris.
When the deputy was allowed inside, he noticed "trash piled up, bugs crawling up and down the walls, and no food for the children," according to the report.
The girls’ mother confronted 10TV cameras when asked about the incident. She is not being identified because she was not charged.
“Maybe it was a little messy when they came by,” she said.
The sheriff's report said that a caseworker with County Children Services came to the scene soon after, removed the two girls from the home and placed them in the care of their grandfather.
Aaron Seward, the girls' father, faces charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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