Worst Child Abuse Case Stamford Police Say They've Ever Seen

- Police arrested a mother and father after their child was found living in appalling conditions.

On September 28, Stamford Police responded to a home on Myrtle Avenue for a medical call. They found Marina Vouk, 27, severely dehydrated and malnourished.

According to Fox Connecticut, she was also caring for a 14-month-old boy.

When officers arrived for the medical call they found the apartment filled with empty liquor bottles and garbage strewn throughout, causing a foul smell. There was also fecal matter and an insect infestation in the baby’s crib.

Vouk was taken to the hospital and stayed for eight days for treatments regarding several medical conditions. She was released on Tuesday and charged with risk of injury to a minor and then released on a promise to appear in court.

During the investigation police determined that the child’s father also lived at the Myrtle Ave apartment.

Earlier in evening, police responded to a call reporting that a man was passed out on the sidewalk of Shippan Avenue. They found Igor Kotsopey, 41, passed out from alcohol. He was identified as the baby’s father.

Kotsopey was taken to hospital for seven days of treatment and released on Monday. He was immediately arrested and charged with risk of injury. He was held on a $25,000 bond.

The child was taken into foster care after police notified the Department of Children and Families, and the child was taken into foster care.

The Stamford Health Department was also notified and inspected home.

“This was one of the worse neglect cases this unit has seen and we hope the parents get the proper care and counseling needed to care for a child,” Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin and Lt. Diedrich Hohn said in a press release.

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