16 MONTH OLD BABY GIRL FOUND AMONGST DEAD ANIMALS, COVERED IN COCKROACHES – UPDATED 09.11.2013 – CCA0055

16 MONTH OLD BABY GIRL FOUND ADMIST DEAD ANIMALS, COVERED IN COCKROACHES

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

When authorities responded to complaints of animal abuse occurring at a Cleveland, Texas home, they found horrific conditions that they will not be able to forget any time soon.  Amongst the dead and starving animals, was a 16 month old baby girl, with cockroaches crawling all over her, covered in a rash and bug bites.  The baby girl was immediately removed from the home and placed in CPS care.  As authorities continued to search the home and surrounding area, the nightmare this little girl was forced to live everyday unfolded.

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

She, like the many animals found at the home, were discarded and ignored, forced to fend for themselves, and left to die.  The little girl was even kept in an animal cage herself.  Had the baby girl’s neighbors not called to report the animal cruelty to officials, who knows what this little girl’s fate may have been.

Dog Found at Home

Dog Found at Home

As law enforcement searched the property, they discovered a dead horse in the back yard along with other emaciated horses.  Upon entering the home where the baby girl was found, they smelled what they believed to be decaying flesh and feces, and sadly discovered many animals, most dead, the rest barely alive and unable to move.  Animal rescue crews were called and began to remove the animals who MAY have had a chance at survival.  Witnesses also informed authorities that the suspects had buried a dead horse in the backyard in the middle of the night about 6 months ago.

Aaron Parker and Mable Larsen

Aaron Parker and Mable Larsen

Over 40 starving animals were found and many more deceased animals were uncovered.  The horror of the situation only worsened with every hour that the property and home were searched.

The baby girl’s mother, Mable Larsen, was taken into police custody at the scene, while the little girl’s father, Aaron Parker, was arrested a few days later for violating his probation.  Larsen and Parker are not new to the law, or child neglect for that matter.

Horse Found at Home

Horse Found at Home

They were currently on probation stemming from child neglect charges filed 3 years ago, when the two pled guilty to injury to a child and were each sentenced to 3 years of community supervision.  At that time, CPS workers removed 5 children from their care, including Parker’s 10 year old daughter, who was tied to a weight bench with zip ties, soiled, beaten and starving.  The girl is now living with relatives, while the four other children were placed in adoptive placement.  After pleading guilty to the charges, Larsen and Parker repeatedly violated their probation on numerous occasions.

Horses Found at Home

Horses Found at Home

Larsen violated her probation when she was arrested for DUI and failed to perform community service.  Larsen then tested positive for methamphetamines and failed to appear at an administrative meeting.  I am struggling to see how these people remained out of jail until this point, and even worse had so little supervision by the courts that they were able to hide the very existence of a baby girl for over a year.

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

Neighbors stated that they had seen other children inside the home at times, but had no knowledge that a baby girl was being kept in the home.  Had they known, they would have called authorities long before now.

Larsen was charged with felony animal cruelty, and more charges are expected to be placed in the case, including charging Parker in connection with everything found at his property.  The baby girl is reportedly doing well in CPS care.  We will continue to update with any new information we receive.

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~ by LTWH on March 21, 2013.

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