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Uniontown police say child found living in filth

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Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Uniontown woman has been charged with criminal offenses after city police said they found her 7-year-old daughter living in deplorable conditions in a city apartment.

Crystal Dodson, 26, was charged Friday with endangering the welfare of a child in District Judge Michael Metros' Uniontown office, court records show.

On Thursday, police and the city code enforcement officer said they went to the apartment on North Gallatin Avenue and discovered the child, four adults, nine cats, at least five dogs and other animals living in filth.

An officer said in a report that his eyes burned from urine and feces in the apartment. Six fly strips, covered with insects, were hanging from the ceiling, police said.

Authorities condemned the apartment.

Police contacted county child welfare workers to help the girl. Another place was found for the other adults to live, authorities said.

Dodson will be notified about the charges by Metros' office.

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