Colorado Couple Accused of Child Abuse
Four children found living in a Denver home full of flies and cat feces were severely malnourished and could only communicate with each other in grunts, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.Four children, aged 2, 4, 5 and 6, were found neglected. Sperling and Bailey each face four counts of felony child abuse. They were booked into custody with bonds set at $5,000.
The boys' parents, Wayne Sperling, 66, and Lorinda Bailey, 35, are charged with multiple counts of child abuse.
The investigation began when Bailey took her 2-year-old son to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital to be treated for a cut on his forehead on Sept. 29.
The child was non-verbal, unwashed, and smelled like cigarette smoke, according to the emergency room doctor.