A pair of parents in Indiana have been charged with neglect and criminal confinement after their neighbor saw their son playing with his own feces. The mother stated the child was being punished for “pooping on the floor again,” according to Eagle Country Online.
Raymond L. Goodrich II, 52, and Sharon M. Goodrich, 34, allegedly forced their 3-year-old to live in filth. Police were forwarded a case from the Department of Child Services that reported their home was full of soda cans, trash cans and open diapers. The child would also often be left unsupervised.
Police visited the residence in June, where they saw two child gates stacked on top of each other, confining the child to one section of the trailer. Police said the child’s bed, walls and floor was covered with feces, urine and diapers. The officers claimed the child himself was covered in feces from head to toe. According to Fox19, feces was crusted on the boy's legs, hair and in between his toes and fingers. His hair was soaked in urine.
On July 3, Greendale Police interviewed Raymond Goodrich II, and he allegedly said he felt like the victim due to “nosy ass neighbors.”
The parents were both arrested last Thursday. Their son was placed into foster care.
[Image: Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department]