A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday after investigators found four children living in hazardous conditions, including being exposed to bodily fluids in various parts of a house.
Robert Martin and Kimberly Hall, both 36, face counts of cruelty to juveniles. Two Baton Rouge Police reports say an officer was dispatched to the 10000 block of Darryl Drive in Baton Rouge on Wednesday around 4:45 p.m. in response to a disturbance. Inside, a child of about 7 was found barefoot, locked inside a room, the reports allege.
The officer noted “feces on the floor in every room of the house” before spotting door fastened shut with a piece of fabric nailed to the wall. After hearing a beating noise on the door, the officer discovered the child locked in a bedroom, the reports say.
Bodily fluids, including feces, urine and vomit, were visible in the bedroom, along with roaches and “several other types of insects” flying and crawling inside, according to the reports.
Four children in the home, presumably belonging to Martin and Hall, were taken into child protective custody and transported to a hospital for examination, the reports say.
Martin and Hall were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Hall has a bond of $20,000, while Martin was not assigned a bond, according to jail records.