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Parents arrested after girl, 5, is found weighing 12 stone.

Post  mumbles on Tue 24 Aug - 10:42

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Parents arrested after girl, 5, is found weighing 12 stone in 'filthy' U.S. house


The parents of a pair of grossly obese schoolchildren have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after the youngsters were found in squalid conditions.

The 12 stone five-year-old and six stone four-year-old girls were discovered living in a filthy, bug and mould-infested house in Marietta, Georgia, U.S.

Horrifying details of the children's alleged ordeal were revealed on the arrest warrant of parents James and Anne Cordona.
James and Anne Cordona

Parents: James and Anne Cordona were arrested after their daughters aged four and five were found weighing six and twelve stone respectively in Georgia, U.S. and were taken into care

The older girl's hair was found to be matted with headlice and was so overweight she could not walk properly.

The four-year-old daughter was found lying on a filthy mattress with no bedding, wearing only a soiled nappy and sucking from a baby's bottle.

The warrant says that the bottom of her feet were black from dirt and she was also covered in insect bites.

'I'm not guilty of anything,' Mrs Cordona told local news, CBS Atlanta.

She was later released on a good behaviour bond while her husband James Cordona remained in jail with a $5,000 (£3,000) bond.

'The thing that bothered me most is the lack of clothes,' neighbour Larry Willis told local news.

'They didn't wear normal kid clothes. They were often dressed in robe-type clothes or diapers.

'Quite often they would be outside playing in their diapers and barefooted,' Willis added.

'And I don't remember seeing them in shoes, even in the cooler weather.'

The girls, who were not enrolled in any school, are now in state care.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1305622/Girl-5-weighing-12-stone-filthy-U-S-house.html

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Post  kitti on Tue 24 Aug - 12:13

4 years old and wearing a nappy!!


Poor little things.

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Re: Parents arrested after girl, 5, is found weighing 12 stone.

Post  mumbles on Tue 24 Aug - 20:24

kitti wrote:4 years old and wearing a nappy!!


Poor little things.


.... and sucking from a baby's bottle too.

I'm wondering if they ever learned to talk.

Absolutely awful.


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Post  hobnob on Wed 25 Aug - 3:16

The parents of two of grossly obese young girls have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after the youngsters were found living in squalid conditions.
The five-year-old child weighs 12 stone and her four-year-old sister six stone.

The normal weights for girls that age are just under three stone for a five-year-old and two-and-a-half stone for a child aged four.

The older girl's hair was found to be matted with head lice and she was so overweight that she cannot walk 10ft without wheezing


Parents: James and Anne Cordona were arrested after their daughters, aged five and four, were found weighing 12 and six stone respectively. The sisters from the U.S. state of Georgia have been taken into care


Her sister was found lying on a filthy mattress with no bedding, wearing only a soiled nappy and sucking from a baby's bottle.
The arrest warrant for parents James and Anne Cordona said that the bottom of the younger child's feet were black from dirt and she was also covered in insect bites. Both face charges of child cruelty.
The youngsters were discovered living in the family's filthy, insect and mould-infested house in Marietta, Georgia.
Police said the property smelt of urine and was 'infested with roaches, fleas, cobwebs and gigantic spiders'.

Animal welfare officers found 18 animals living inside the house and removed five dogs, two cats, two turtles and nine birds.

Mrs Cordona, has been released on bail behaviour bond. Her husband remains in jail


Family home: The children were discovered living in the filthy, insect and mould-infested property




However Mrs Cordona protested her innocence, telling local news station CBS Atlanta: 'I'm not guilty of anything.'

She was released on bail while her husband James Cordona remains in jail with a $5,000 (£3,000) bond.
Neither child was enrolled in school and both are now in care.
The couple were arrested after police responded to reports of a domestic dispute between two brothers at the home.
'The thing that bothered me most is the lack of clothes,' neighbour Larry Willis told local news.
'They didn't wear normal kid clothes. They were often dressed in robe-type clothes or diapers.'
'Quite often they would be outside playing in their diapers and barefooted,' Mr Willis added.
'And I don't remember seeing them in shoes, even in the cooler weather.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1305622/Girl-5-weighing-12-stone-filthy-U-S-house.html#ixzz0xZpgnVob



Kids that overweight , clearly neglected as the neighbors said they never wore normal clothes or shoes and the neighbors said and did NOTHING!!!!!
What kind of society have we become when people see neglect and abuse and say nothing until it is too late or the kids are rescued by the cops and then they all rush out to the media and say " Oh Yes, we saw this and that"
You don't stand by idly whilst kids are being neglected and abused you contact law enforcement or social services regardless of which country you are in.
You don't even have to give your name and address if you are worried about recrimination.
Doing nothing is not an option.
If those girls had died then those neighbors would have been just as guilty as the parents simply because they did bugger all and let those girls suffer appling neglect and abuse.

I just hope that those two girls now get the help and support they need and find a loving new home where they can be children again.


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Post  Panda on Wed 25 Aug - 5:39



How can that couple be called "Parents"!!!!! Mr Willis aught to be ashamed of himself for not alerting the
Authorities sooner. Let"s hope that they are both adopted by a couple who will care for them enough to erase the memories of their early years, although sadly I suspect they will be in an orphanage for some time under
Medical supervision.

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Post  Guest on Wed 25 Aug - 10:07

That is disgusting.

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