Fairborn family removed from home due to unsanitary conditions

By Amanda Crowe acrowe@civitasmedia.com

April 15, 2014

FAIRBORN — A Fairborn family was told they could not return to their home Tuesday due to unsanitary conditions.

Fairborn police were dispatched to 26 East Hebble Ave. just before 2:30 p.m. April 15 in reference to a 911 hang-up call from that address. When officers arrived, they found the door open and checked for residents in distress. No one was located inside the home, but officers did find conditions they believed to be unfit for children.

According to police, cat feces and feces from dirty diapers were on the floor throughout the home. Dirty clothes, dishes, sinks, bathtubs, and toilets were prevalent and made the residence uninhabitable. A City Code Enforcement Officer was called in along with Children Services.

“Overall it just wasn’t clean,” said Sgt. Mark Stannard. “There was a whole host of things, like milk jugs lying around with mold on them, everything was filthy and there didn’t seem like there was any food in the house. They were told they couldn’t return to the house that night.”

Solomon C. McLafferty, 44, and Tanya M. McLafferty, 35, returned to the home with their three children, ages 9, 7 and 13, the oldest of which has special needs. The parents were each charged with three counts of endangering children.

“They were given 24 hours to clean the residence to prevent it from being condemned,” Stannard said.

The family is not allowed to live in the home until it is inspected. Code Enforcement was expected to return Wednesday to check the conditions. Children Services also set requirements for the parents while conducting their investigation.