- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota couple accused of keeping their children in filthy conditions at their home have been charged with felony child neglect.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1cNTy9R ) reports 33-year-old Amber Wilkie and 34-year-old Ronald Wilkie were charged Tuesday. Amber Wilkie also faces one count of making a false report to law enforcement.

Authorities say police officers visiting the Mandan home of the Wilkies Monday to enforce a child custody order reported filthy conditions, including animal feces on the floor in the children’s bedrooms, soiled and torn mattresses, and kitchen counters and a sink stacked with dirty dishes.

Authorities say Amber Wilkie also originally denied that the child officers were looking for was at the home.

The child name in the custody order was released to relatives. The rest of the children were turned over to the Morton County Child Protective Services.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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