4 Malnourished Children Who Can't Speak Found in House of Horrors (VIDEO)

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A mother who lost parental rights to her three children four years ago when they were found living in deplorable conditions in a cat feces-filled and urine-soaked house and suffered unspeakable neglect is now in trouble again ... because her four other children live in a cat feces-filled and urine-soaked house and have suffered unspeakable neglect. Surprising, right? Lorinda Bailey and the children's father, Wayne Sperling, were arrested on child abuse charges after their four children, ages 2, 4, 5, and 6, were found living in a house of horrors in Denver. They were suffering from neglect so egregious that authorities say none of them can speak and only emit "grunts" and "infant-like" noises.

Additionally, the children allegedly are not toilet trained and their malnourishment is so severe that authorities couldn't tell who was the eldest and who was the youngest.

Not only had the parents had their three children taken away from them years ago, but a family lawyer who lives across the street had called police and child services a year ago about the children, who were often half-naked and running unsupervised around the neighborhood, but says he never received a call back. Additionally, reportedly there were two other calls to a child abuse hotline about the family that were not investigated.

Finally, Bailey took one of the younger children to a hospital for a cut, and when a doctor spotted signs of child abuse, another investigation was launched. The child was also reportedly unable to speak.

This time, four young boys were found in a home filled with decomposing animals, flies, and cats running around. (I hope someone saves the cats too!)

Reportedly, none of the children ever attended school.

Sounds like a bunch of different agencies really dropped the ball on this one! An investigation has been launched into that too.

Bailey denies that her children cannot speak and says they communicate with her just fine. (Okay, but they need to communicate with others, too?!) She also says her house is not dirty or unsafe. If you watch the video of the case (below), it's clear the couple live in an upscale neighborhood. The outside of the house looks clean and polished. So it's even stranger to think about what allegedly went on inside.

The four children have been taken into protective custody. Hopefully this will be the last time any children will be born to this woman -- but you know how that goes.


Images via Denver District Attorney's Office

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MrsRo... MrsRoberts413

This case is the perfect example of why some people shouldn't be allow to continue reproducing: if you've already had this kind of trouble, you should lose custody of any future children at birth!  I have family members who were adopted from similar situations-thank goodness when their birth mothers kept on having them, the state of Illinois granted custody to the grandparents and other relatives at birth!  And for what it's worth, the father looks just plain evil, and the mother does not look "right in the head" to me.  Plus, the mother had taken the child to the hospital for something rather than doing nothing.  Makes me wonder what goes on in that relationship...

2baby... 2babymomma

If 3 children were taken from her 4 years ago how does she now have a 6 year old?

nonmember avatar Nina

Child abusers should have their kids taken away permanently, and then be sterilized and imprisoned for life or executed so they can never harm another child again. Sickening!

nonmember avatar Konnie

Upscale neighborhood? Where I come from that's a regular old apartment building.



And those people don't look right in the head.

Andre... Andreamom001

These parents need mental heath treatment.  Hoarders are not rational and not in touch with reality.  Por kids.  I hope they get the care and a safe, loving hme they need.

TheLa... TheLadyAmalthea

Why are these people allowed to continue to breed? There are some cases of child abuse that are so disgusting that these people should be sterilized imediately. They have their children taken away, then continue to pop out more so they can keep abusing. Disgusting.

nonmember avatar melissa

Oh I feel for those kids..

I know It hasn't been said but this guy looks like a sick f$#* ... I wouldn't be surprised if those kids have been through sexual abuse as well. They won't really be able to tell their story as they can't speak .. oh I really hope these people get put away for a really long time( the rest of their life!). I know denver can't drop the ball on this , it's national news.

jalaz77 jalaz77

So they have had kids removed before. Did anyone, the 'System', know about these other kids?? Someone should of known of the other kids if the first set was removed 4 years ago and the oldest in this group was is 6. Yes some people should not have kids but the system failed these kids in a very bad way. These people should of had frequent visits and every kid found should have been taken away. How sad.

candy... candyw210

Sterilize them both! How did the 6 yr old get passed up 4 yrs ago when they took the other kids away? That poor baby would have only been 2! And the second she started popping out more kids to abuse CPS should have stepped in from the moment those innocent babies were born! God bless these babies! I pray that loving people adopt these kids and they have a wonderful upbringing and get the therapy they will need to thrive in this world. This story is sickening and breaks my heart!!

nonmember avatar Me

This is why people should be sterilized after their kids are removed from them, men and women. And why where the two older ones allowed to remain in her care 4 y ago?? They could have been saved had tgey been removed too. And after such horrible abuse, why did no one follow up on her and make sure she wasnt repeating her abuse with more kids? Especially when there was complaints!! Ugh, it makes me sooo mad. I hope the authorities responsible in that area feel real bad about themselves, shame on them, and I wish both of them rot in jail.

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