Police remove nine children from ‘deplorable’ Rowan Co. Kentucky home

Nine children have been removed from the Rowan County home of Edith Strange and Johnathan Prater. Both Strange and Prater have been arrested and charged with wanton edangerment.

Nine children between 2 months and 17 years old have been removed from this Morehead, Ky. home after being found living in deplorable conditions. WKYT

(SOURCE)  ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – This is the house where nine kids live just off Igo Road, in Rowan County. A look at the nearly bare building doesn’t show much from the outside. There are the bricks that appear to be leaning under the weight of the house and the front door is without a doorknob.

“For them to live like that is pretty sad,” said Letha Peyton, who lives just down the road.

….”I do know they didn’t have any electricity or water, but I do believe they had a generator. I mean I don’t know if they used it or not,” added Peyton, who would talk to the kids each time they came to get water.

…Police say the two-month-old and another child had to be treated for malnutrition and dehydration, the two-month-old also had to be treated for hypothermia. Four other children were treated and released.

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