Disabled Female Found Living In Horrible Conditions

The Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office recently responded to a Perry’s Den address in Guernsey County. The purpose of this visit was to conduct a well being check on a female with mental and intellectual disabilities that had been left unattended several times for several days at a time. The female’s main purpose at this Perry’s Den address was to care for the animals of the persons that placed her there. Upon arrival deputies found a young female that was left unattended that clearly needed to have supervision at all times for her safety due to her disabilities. Deputies also noted that the female was left without running water, sewer, or electricity. It was also noted that the female only had approximately one half gallon of water and was unable to locate any shoes for her feet. Upon further investigation, piles of trash were located around the structure the female was staying in, which in turn brought many scavenger animals too feed upon the trash. These piles of trash were initially hard to see due to the grass being approximately waist deep. Once an inspection was made of the structure, it was found that the condition was well below what was reasonable for a human being. Deputies then took custody of the female for her well being and safety. The female is still under the care of medical professionals until she is cleared from any illness she incurred while living in these conditions. A criminal investigation into the parties that placed her at that address is still ongoing. We want to thank the public for bringing to our attention this incident. Sheriff Jeffrey D. Paden stated that “it is our very mission to protect those in this county that have the inability to protect themselves” He also stated, “that he is very proud that his deputies took action and could very well have saved this young lady from more misery and imminent harm she was facing”.