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Anchorage pair charged for keeping daughters in filthy house

Courtesy: MGN Online
Courtesy: MGN Online(KMVT)
Published: May. 4, 2016 at 4:43 PM AKDT
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An Alaska couple face child neglect charges after authorities say their two teenage daughters lived in the basement of a filthy, mold-filled house without heat or power while the couple stayed in a camper in the driveway.

Timothy Hogan and Patricia Haugstad-Hogan of Anchorage are charged with misdemeanor counts of child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The two were arrested in March and are out on bail.

Charging documents say the parents were living in a camper in the driveway of their East Anchorage home when the girls ran away Christmas Eve and reported their living conditions. The documents also say the girls had never been to school and told police they felt trapped.

Reached outside the home Wednesday, Haugstad-Hogan said she wasn't at liberty to comment on the case.