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Couple Arrested On Child Neglect Charges

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Jessie Meeks, Andy Meeks (Photos Courtesy Middletown Police

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A Middletown couple is charged with five counts of cruelty and five counts of risk of injury to a minor after police found five malnourished and unwashed children living in their home.

DCF took six children younger than six into custody in April after police called to the home found them dirty and malnourished,  living in a filthy home with no heat.  Police say the five month old had the appearance of a newborn and had skin irrigations,  The baby was flown to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for treatment and a toddler also taken to a hospital for treatment,

Bond was set at $150,000 fir 28-year-old Andy Meeks and 23-year-old Jessie Meeks of Berlin Street, Middletown.

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