Former Teacher Fears For Children Found Living In Filth

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Frankfort police found two children and 99 year old man living in filth. Now a former teacher of one of the children living in filthy conditions told 27 NEWSFIRST that she reported the abuse to social services a year ago, but nothing was done.
James Flood, 60, his wife, Jean Flood, 58, and son, James Flood II, 38, all of 907 Bryant-Benson Road were indicted for first-degree criminal abuse. The children have been pulled from the home but are still staying with the family.
Investigators say the 99 year old man is now in assisted living.
On Sunday, the former teacher, who wishes to remain anonymous says one child would routinely come to school with dark circles under his eyes and bite marks on his arms.
The teacher told social services at the first sign of abuse but says it took until now for any action to come of it.
She says she is still afraid that as long as the children are with the Flood family they are in danger.
A representative from social services was not available for comment.


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  • by c Location: fkt on Oct 2, 2007 at 04:48 AM
    Befriending a child such as these two would have done nothing to improve their living conditions. The government is supposed to protect our children from this type of abuse! Furthermore, this is exactly why more people do not report abuse...it falls on deaf ears! The government does not care about abuse or children because these people cannot contribute to their campgain funds! Social Services is a joke and needs a serious overhaul! I've report the abuse four times on children in my own family and nothing has been done! And nothing will be done until one of the children dies at the hands of the parents! I realize that SS is overworked and underpaid. The commissioners, directors, and cabinets heads receive the big money for sitting on their a** while the SS workers get little for all the work they do. I understand their frustration, but something needs to be done something and get these children away from these people! Take the dept head's pay and give it to those who do the work!
  • by Karen Location: Midway on Oct 1, 2007 at 06:57 PM
    I know a child that lives in a horrible home. Drugs, the nastiest house you can imagine. Also mental, emotional, and sexual abuse. The school knows it, the doctors know it, even social services know it. I was the babysitter for about 4 years to this child. I did everything that I could to help her. I reported it many times. Nothing was done. I would keep this child at least 3 nights every week so she could have a warm safe and clean place with food to stay. I found out through my daughter that the child was sexually abusing my daughter. Now you tell me how is that right? I did everything possible for her and she was hurting my disabled daughter. Guess what I no longer keep that child, had to take my daughter to the doctor and she had to be questioned by social services about the incidents that took place. She was molesting my daughter at bedtime. She would stay in her room with her when she slept over. The girl is still in that house! What else can be done? I try to help someone no more
  • by VivianJOHNSON Location: IRVINE,KY. on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:32 AM
    There are a lot more children living in these conditions.I am glad they finialy did do something.Children do not diserve this. Poor little things learn from teaching. They sure didn't get it at home. THE PARENTS OUGHT TO BE DONE THE SAME WAY THEY DID THOSE CHILDREN & GO TO JAIL....SOCIAL SERVCES ARE RESPONSABLE.THEY DON'T DO THERE JOB.TOOK A YR. ????
  • by LJ Location: Lancaster on Oct 1, 2007 at 10:09 AM
    Why is it so easy to blame the government for societal ills? We expect our government to handle everything. Here is a simple thought…if you sincerely suspect a child or an elderly individual is living in a bad situation, how about paying them a visit at home. Anyone could ask the clergy to visit the home. Why not invite the family into your home for a decent meal and allow the children some time away from their reality? Do you teach your children to befriend children such as these…those that come to school perhaps smelling unclean and looking unkempt? Would teachers attempt to befriend children such as these or would they judge them instantly as likely troublemakers? Please do not get me wrong, I love teachers and believe they are amazing people in all that they do for our children…but as a society, lets be honest and admit we do not help those in need as much as we could because it is too easy to complain that someone else did not intervene.
  • by michelle Location: berea ky on Oct 1, 2007 at 07:39 AM
    It's a shame that those children are still with family member's and even after someone reported it it took a year. Social services should be held resposible. They will place children with family member's in a situation like that but we had a death in our family and they placed our neice with the babysitter instead of family without even considering family, that's never been in trouble. We have to get a lawyer for our family to get our baby back but they'll send these kids to a abusive family. Go figure!

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