Parents sentenced for child neglect in ‘house of filth’ investigation

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WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A couple in Luzerne County was sentenced Friday for child neglect after their home was called a “house of filth” by detectives.

39-year-old Richard Rause and 32-year-old Dana Rause were charged back in February and March with endangering the welfare of their children.

According to officials, the children were living in what they called a “house of filth” inside an apartment on Metcalf Street in Wilkes-Barre Township

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The apartment was condemned because of the unsanitary conditions and six children, ages 2 to 11, were taken into protective custody.

Both Richard and Dana Rause were charged with six counts of endangering the welfare of children. Both have been sentenced to four years of probation

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