The Ottumwa Courier


Malnourished Boys-3

Wayne Sperling is shown in this undated handout photo provided by the Denver District Attorney's Office. Sperling and Lorinda Bailey, accused of starving their four sons and keeping them in squalid conditions, are due in court to face charges Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. The couple have each been charged with four counts of felony child abuse. The boys are ages 2, 4, 5 and 6. An affidavit says they weren't toilet trained, had no schooling and spoke in "their own language" of grunts to each other. Authorities found the children living in a residence full of cat and human feces, urine, and flies. All have been placed in protective care. (AP Photo/Denver District Arttorney's Office)

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