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Four children removed from hazardous Toledo home

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Four children were removed from their home after police discovered the house's hazardous conditions.

James and Kimberly Jenkins were charged with endangering their daughters, ages 9, 11, 13 and 15, by allowing the children to live in an unsanitary environment.

Toledo police received a tip from the neighbors to check on the welfare of the home's residents. They found that the home was completely in filth, and even their porch was covered in trash.

Some neighbors said that they were not surprised the four young girls were taken from their home.

"The stench from the home, just from the filth, is horrible," said neighbor Barry Coleman.

Mr. Jenkins said that he is determined to bring his children home. He acknowledges that the house is in terrible condition, and he hopes to gut it and make it a better environment for his children.

Children services say that they are still investigating. Currently, they are making sure the girls are safe and being cared for by their relatives.

The parents are due in court July 17 for sentencing and could face six months behind bars.

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