- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (AP) - The parents of four special-needs children have been charged with neglect after authorities say they found their Rosemount home fly-infested, filthy and so cluttered that it was considered a fire trap.

The two boys and two girls, ages 6 to 13, have been removed from the home once again. A child protection order says the four were briefly placed in foster care in August, but were returned when safety problems were corrected and the father, a convicted sex offender, moved out.

The Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/107uNPE ) reports the protection order says two of the children have autism and have difficulty reading, one has a learning disability, and the fourth has difficulty speaking.

The charging document filed in Dakota County says the children were locked in their rooms with deadbolts when they misbehaved.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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