Pennsylvania father Tyree Fluellen was arrested and charged with 11 counts of child abuse after police raided the home and discovered what he was keeping inside.
In addition to the 11 children that lived with him, Fluellen’s home contained raw meat and flies, maggots pouring out of trash cans, and feces filling every toilet and bathtub, the Associated Press reports.
Police had come to the door after neighbors complained of a rancid odor. Fluellen happened to have a warrant out for his arrest. When police came to the door, they noticed the smell and immediately went inside.
“Six of the children inside the home developed shigella, which is an infection caused by constant exposure to feces,” reports Opposing Views.
Authorities are currently sorting through how many of the 11 children that lived in the residence were actually Fluellen’s biological children. Police also issued a warrant of arrest for the mother of some of the children, who was not present during the time of the raid.