Children removed from house strewn with dirty diapers, human feces and trash; parents arrested

Four children have been placed in protective custody and police arrested their parents after finding human feces, dirty diapers, trash and rotting food throughout their house on Wednesday.

“The odor was overwhelming,” Lt. Doug Nolte said of the house near 13th and Old Manor in east Wichita.

Two young children in the house, boys ages 2 and 4, were immediately placed in protective custody when officers went to the house shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to check on their welfare, Nolte said. Officers then found two older siblings, a 6-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, at their schools and took them into protective custody.

Their parents, a 44-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, were arrested.