Children Rescued From Dirty OKC Apartment

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 9:04 am
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has taken custody of three boys whose hands were covered in blood and feces when they were rescued from a locked bedroom in an Oklahoma City apartment.

The parents, Roy Lee Phillips and Elizabeth Phillips, were arrested on child neglect and enabling child abuse complaints but haven't been charged. They couldn't be reached for comment.

Police responded June 27 to the Metro Apartments after getting a call that two small children had cut their hands after breaking a window.

Officers had someone unlock the unit after no one answered the door, and when they entered, they reported smelling animal waste and seeing clothes, toys, trash and rotten food on the floor.

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