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Two children removed from unhealthy home

A Danville couple has been accused of endangering the woman's children because of living conditions in their home, police said.

Tracy L. Roberts, 31, and her fiancé, William A. Vaught, 49, each were charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one count for each of the two children living in the home.

Shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, police were called to assist state social workers at 241 Allene Drive. The social workers were conducting an investigation into the living conditions of the children, ages 10 and 12, police said.

Inside the home investigators found the family, three dogs and four cats living among animal feces and urine throughout the home, police said. Investigators also found piles of clothing, overflowing trash bags, food in various stages of decomposition and an "overwhelming odor of urine and feces," according to a police statement. Similar conditions were found in the children's sleeping areas.

Danville Code Enforcement declared the property as "unsafe for human habitation."

Boyle County Animal Control removed the animals from the home. The police did not specify where the children went.

Roberts and Vaught remained in the Boyle County jail Friday morning in lieu of a $5,000 or 10 percent cash bond.

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