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Horrific case of child abuse in McDowell County

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Left: Crystal Perry; Right: Michael Perry Left: Crystal Perry; Right: Michael Perry
ASHLAND, W.VA. -

The McDowell County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of child abuse out of Ashland, W.Va.

Child Protective Service Workers asked for assistance from deputies at the home of Michael and Crystal Perry on Thursday.  When they arrived the CPS workers said that the children, a one-year-old and a two-year-old, were in a room with human excrement on the floor.  The CPS workers told deputies that the children had been eating the excrement.

Michael Perry, 28, and Crystal Perry, 19, were arrested by deputies and charged with child abuse creating substantial risk of injury.  The two were arraigned in front of Magistrate Daniel Mitchell.  They are being held on $100,000 bond each.  They are being held in the McDowell County holding unit until they can be transferred to the Southwestern Regional Jail.

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