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Fremont neighbors shocked to hear of home condition

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Neighbors in Fremont were shocked to learn that four kids were living in conditions that police officers called "disgusting filth."

It all started with a 911 hang-up call earlier in the week. Officers responded to a home and found it filled with trash.

Police still aren't sure who made the call. But photographs showed shocking conditions with trash piled everywhere.

Neighbor Janet Stayancho says her kids used to play with former occupants of the house on Sandusky County Road. She doesn't know the people who live there now, but was shocked to see how conditions had deteriorated in the home. "How it has changed over the years, is sad for me."

Police took the photos on Thursday night when they met the four children aged 8 to 15 who live in the home with their parents and grandfather.

The police report describes a broken toilet covered in feces and filth, gelatinous matter underneath the refrigerator and a strong stench throughout the house.

"I had no idea that was going on." neighbor Kimberlee Ysaguirre said. "We could see trash outside, but I had no idea."

The boys told officers they depended on school meals for most of their food and rarely used the bathroom inside. Documents show the children believed it was only a temporary situation, though they've lived there for two years."

Even though Sandusky Co. Sheriff deputies took the report of the conditions, they say it's up to Children's Services to decide if the kids stay in the home. The parents have not been charged with any crime.

We spoke with the children's grandfather. He did not want to go on camera. He says the kids are no longer living at the home and calls to Children's Services were not returned.

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