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Three children removed from ‘filthy’ home

Three young brothers were taken out of a Nevada County home described by authorities Friday as a filthy shack without running water or electricity.

Sheriff’s deputies went to the home in the 10000 block of Grub Creek Drive after a teacher notified authorities that the eldest boy hadn’t been to school in 27 days, Undersheriff John Trauner said.

They arrived to find the children unkempt and dirty, living in a 20-by-30-foot shack with the boys’ parents, he said. The home is on property owned by the boys’ grandfather, Trauner said.

There were cooking utilities outside the shack but there were no visible means of sanitation, water, electricity or sewer, he said. The boys, aged 3, 4 and 8, were taken into protective custody, and the parents were cited for child endangerment, Trauner said.

None of the children were injured or needed any immediate medical attention. However, it was obvious they hadn’t had any preventative care or seen a dentist, Trauner said.

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