No Charges Filed Against Hartland Couple Accused of Child Abuse
Child Protective Services will start investigation.
No charges will be filed against a Hartland couple that was arrested earlier this morning on charges of child neglect, according to the Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse.
“The allegations did not constitute criminal child abuse,” Morse said. “Child Protective Services is putting on an investigation and we will then determine whether there’s a basis for filing an abuse and neglect petition.”
According to a report from the Press & Argus, deputies were called to Hartland Meadows around 1 a.m. Monday where officers found “empty beer and wine bottles scattered throughout the home as well as spoiled and moldy food on the furniture and in the refrigerator.”
The children have not been returned to their parents, according to Morse, and the Livingston County sheriff’s department confirms that the couple has been released.