Kids found living in bad conditions to remain in state custody


August 12, 2008

WAYNESBORO, Ga.---Ten children found in bad living conditions will stay in state custody, at least for the next 45 days. That was the decision following a court hearing Tuesday.

The judge is calling for another hearing in late September.

All the children were taken by social workers earlier this month after deputies found them in an abandoned house with no running water, electricity and little food.

An 18-year old was also found, but is an adult.

Their father, Jeremy Long, is being charged with cruelty to children and is held without bond for now. Their mother has not been charged.

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  • by BettyJ on Aug 12, 2008 at 07:31 PM
    I still believe the mother should be charged also. It takes two to produce kids and both parents are liable for raising them. Seems to me, both of them are sorry and poor excuses to be parents. These kids were in a vacant house with NO lights or food, yet they had money to pay rent and get a motel room. The $150 for a motel room a week could have been used to feed these kids and been in a decent house or trailor. The mother was able to feed herself as was the father. He paid rent or was smooching off another woman and he was able to eat a decent meal. They should both be made to pay support towards these kids well being while the state takes care of them. What is the diffence between these two and other parents having to pay child support or sitting in jail for neglect? NO diffence, except these were in a vacant house, no lights, no food. Put them under the jail!!!!!
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