NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del. (CBS) – Two parents have been arrested on charges of endangering the welfare of a child after their four children were found living in deplorable conditions.
New Castle County Police learned of a case of abuse reported by the Division of Family Services (DFS) on Thursday morning at about 11:18 a.m.
The incident occurred over the weekend in Claymont, Delaware on Hickman Road, and involved an eight-year-old who was allegedly struck in the face by his mother, causing him to hit his head on a bed post where a bruise formed under his right eye.
Authorities say the incident happened on Sunday, July 8th at night after the child refused to go to bed. The father was visiting family during the incident.
When officers and DFS entered the home, there was an overwhelming odor of urine and they saw trash, cat feces, and food scattered all over the residence.
The house was condemned by a New Castle County Enforcement officer.
All four children were taken to AI DuPont Hospital, where they were medically cleared.
Lucinda Bolinger, 43, has been charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of a child and third degree assault. She was released on bail.
Kevin Bolinger, 38, has been charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child and was released.