• Couple arrested after naked 5-year-old found wandering in road in middle of night, deputies say

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. -

    A Mississippi couple are facing felony child deprivation charges after deputies found a naked 5-year-old wandering down the street in the middle of the night, authorities said.

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    According to WTVA, Alejando Trejo Martinez, 31, and Britney Brooks, 26, of Lowndes County, were arrested Friday after deputies spotted the child on Robin Circle, not far from the couple's Hughes Road home. 

    When deputies arrived at the home, a door was open and a "horrible stench" filled the air, authorities said.

    Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright told WCBI that the family's living conditions were "deplorable."

    "Based on the photographs I've seen, it reminds me of a trash dump," Wright told the station.

    Deputies said three more children, ages 10, 2 and 1, lived in the home and appeared to be neglected, WCBI reported. They are now in state custody, authorities said.

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