DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Dubuque couple were arrested after a social worker discovered their 4-day-old baby and her six other children were living in malodorous squalor.
Court records say 34-year-old Tiesha Martin and 33-year-old Jermaine Watson were charged Tuesday with child endangerment. Watson also is charged with four drug counts. Court records don't list the names of attorneys who could comment for them.
Police say Watson is the father of the baby and that Martin is the mother of all seven children. The oldest is 13.
The records say police and the social worker checking on the children at Martin's residence Tuesday found garbage, feces and rotted food throughout. The children were sharing one dirty bedroom.
They were taken by state workers and then turned over to a relative of Martin.
- Iowa couple charged after 6 kids, baby, found living in squalor
- Iowa mom of 7 says police lied about squalor at her home
- Iowa man charged after scores of live, dead cats found
- Iowa couple killed in Arizona
- Southern MN couple charged after being found with 300 crappies
- Iowa mother charged in August drowning of baby in bathtub
- 2 in Iowa charged after around 700 living and dead animals found in home with children
- Iowa couple gets probation for child neglect
- Missing Minnesota couple found dead in vehicle
- No prosecution in North Iowa baby death