Adults arrested, accused of allowing six kids to live in unsuitable and unsanitary conditions

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Adults arrested, accused of allowing six kids to live in unsuitable and unsanitary conditions

May 8, 2013 Updated May 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) According to a news release issued Tuesday by the Chenango County Sheriff's Office, four adults were arrested Sunday for allegedly permitting six children -- ages 9 through 17 -- to live in unsuitable and unsanitary conditions.

According to the news release from the Chenango County Sheriff's Office:

On Sunday May 5, members of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office responded to Valley View Trailer Park in the Town of North Norwich for an investigation into an animal cruelty and Child Endangerment case.

After an investigation by Chenango County Sheriff’s Office and Chenango County Department of Social Service Child Protection Unit, 4 adults were arrested for allegedly permitting 6 children, ages 17 to 9, to live in unsuitable and unsanitary conditions.

Arrested were Norman Hebert age 39, Barbara Hebert age 37, Norman Fuller age 40 and Stacy Cox age 40 of Norwich for six counts each of Endangering the Welfare of a child and cruelty to animals for allegedly allowing several dogs to live in unsuitable conditions.

Chenango County Code Enforcement responded to the residence and condemned the residence where the families were living and the trailer where the dogs were kept.

All six children were removed by CPS and placed with family members and Every Dogs Dream rescue shelter responded and removed the dogs from the residence.

The four adults are to re-appear in the Town of North Norwich court at a later date.