Parents Arrested after Children Found in "Gruesome Conditions"

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two children were found in what State Police describe as "gruesome conditions."

On November 3, troopers went to a house off Coal River Road in Seth. They found a filthy house with the toilet filled to the top, animal and human waste everywhere, nothing to eat in the home, no running water and the only heat in the house was provided by one electric heater.

A four-month-old and a one-year-old were found in the home. Both children were extremely ill and the four-month-old had to have emergency surgery. The mother told troopers that the child vomited all of the time because he had acid reflux. The four-month-old was found in a filthy car seat with waste all over him and a swollen belly.

The Boone County State Police tell that the one-year-old was running a fever and was extremely ill, but both children were very sick.

Charles and Sharon Aliff were both arrested on November 4 and are charged with child neglect causing injury.

Their bonds were set at $100,000 cash.

Both children were taken into protective custody by CPS.

The Aliffs should be in court sometime next week.

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