The mother and father of a 16-month-old girl who was found in a filthy trailer in rural Liberty County Tuesday night were on probation after they had been charged with child neglect three years ago, officials said.

Aaron Parker

The 16-month-old girl was found lying on the floor of the trailer as cockroaches crawled on her after deputies had gone to the property in the block of County Road 2802 about 7 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a report of animal abuse, said Captain Rex Evans., a spokesman for the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies also found a dead horse outside the trailer.

The child’s mother Mable Larson was taken into custody and charged with animal cruelty. Evan said more charges are pending.

Child’s Mother Mable Larson

Deputies are searching for the girl’s fatherAaron Parker to talk to him about the case.

He and Larson were previously charged with child neglect, stemming from a case three years ago. They are currently on probation in that case, Evans said.

No further information about the case was immediately available.

When authorities arrived at the property and found the dead horse, they went inside the trailer to talk to the horse’s owner.

Then they spotted the child. She had severe diaper rash and red bumps on her legs, which may have been insect bites.

Evans said the trailer smelled strongly of decay and they came across evidence of narcotics.

Deputies also spotted several other emaciated animals, including dogs that weren’t moving. The girl was removed from the trailer.

Just one of the emaciated dogs

They returned Wednesday morning to search the property. Animal rescue crews arrived to remove other animals from the property, including about 10 dogs chained up in the backyard and two horses.

Officials suspect they may also find dead animals inside the trailer, Evans said.

Neighbor Cecil Palmer said about six months ago he saw Parker and Larson burying a horse in their back yard at around 2 a.m.

Palmer said many neighbors had tried to call animal control on the couple in the past.

He said his wife also have seen at least one other child at the house.


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