By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Boise, Idaho, children were removed by the Sheriff’s office after a search warrant revealed dirty / squalid conditions at the home. The parents (Stacey Marie Cox and Michael Cox) were living in the home with four children ranging from the age of 3 to the age of 8. Adults generally have the right to live as they please as long as the health, safety, and welfare of others including children are not affected. In this home, detectives found what was reported as “deplorable” conditions.
While economics and employment may play a role in the presentation and cleanliness of a home, being poor is not excuse for caring for children in this environment. Throw away the garbage, remove spoiled food, and focus your attention on your children.
A spokesperson for the Ada County Sheriff’s Department reported that the children, in addition to living in these horrible conditions, also were the victims of physical and sexual abuse. You can read more about this story at Parents Arrested in Boise, Idaho – Home Deplorable – Children Removed.
suffered severe physical and sexual abuse, and additional charges are pending.