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Lester And Petra Huffmire, Anaheim Couple, Allegedly Imprisoned Children In Mobile Home

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Lester and Petra Huffmire kept two young girls locked in their filthy mobile home while they played World of Warcraft all day, according to prosecutors. (photo credit: CBS Los Angeles)
Lester and Petra Huffmire kept two young girls locked in their filthy mobile home while they played World of Warcraft all day, according to prosecutors. (photo credit: CBS Los Angeles)

A husband and wife in California were charged with child abuse for allegedly locking two children in their filthy mobile home for three years, according to multiple reports.

The married couple devoted much of their time to playing the video game World of Warcraft while the girls went without attending school.

Lester Huffmire and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were arraigned on Friday after two female relatives, aged 5 and 10, were found in their garbage-strewn residence, said prosecutors, according to CBS Los Angeles.

Kitchen appliances in the home were said to be covered in mold and cobwebs, while garbage, mold and feces were found throughout the residence. A pile of used condoms was also found under a Teddy bear, the local outlet notes.

Read the full story at CBS Los Angeles.

An officer found the two children with matted hair, rotted teeth and dirt crusted on their feet last month after a neighbor tipped off police.

The Huffmires' video game obsession consumed hours and hours everyday, allowing the home to deteriorate into filthy conditions,, CBS LA reported.

"Neither child has ever attended school," Deputy District Attorney Lori Smith said, according to NBC Los Angeles.

The Huffmires were charged with two counts of child abuse, two counts of false imprisonment and a sentencing enhancement for great bodily injury.

Both Lester and Petra Huffmire are being held on $100,000 bail, according to NBC LA. If convicted, the couple could each face up to seven years in prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.

(h/t Reddit)

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