- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) - A Moorhead man has been charged with child neglect after authorities say an 8-year-old girl was found in a filthy house without electricity or running water.

WDAY-TV reports 22-year-old Manuel Carrillo was arrested after the incident Thursday night. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton tells KFGO-AM that police were tipped off by the girl’s mother, who is in custody at the Cass County Jail in Fargo.

Melton says police found the house in a “state of disrepair.” He says people living at the house, including the girl, were “defecating in plastic bags.” Police say razors, torches and drug paraphernalia were found in the home.

According to court documents, the girl is in the custody of other family members.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Carrillo has an attorney.

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