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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
A Lake Charles couple is accused of cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said on Sunday, at approximately 10:30 a.m., deputies were dispatched to Snapper Lane in Lake Charles after a report of a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old wearing diapers walking down the street alone.
According to authorities, family members Brent J. Nelson, 30, and Carrie D. Hoffpauir, 25, were sleeping when the children were walking down the street. Additionally, authorities said Nelson and Hoffpauir were sleeping when deputies arrived to the home.
"During further investigation, deputies discovered the two children were living in the home under extremely foul living conditions, which included food, clothes and dishes with mildew and a strong odor of stagnant food," the release states.
Nelson and Hoffpauir were booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on two counts of cruelty to a juvenile and two counts of child desertion, each.
Bonds are still pending, according to authorities.