Man Charged After Children Found Covered in Feces, Living in Squalor

A New Hampshire man is facing charges after officers allegedly found his children covered in feces and living in "deplorable" and disturbing conditions.

Twenty-six-year-old James Grenier of Manchester has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count reckless conduct, according to Manchester police.

Police say officers responded to Grenier's Quirin Street apartment just after 3:30 a.m. Monday after someone reported they felt Grenier was in danger of harming himself.

Outside of the apartment, Grenier allegedly told officers he wasn't in danger of harming himself, and allowed the officers to enter his home to check on his children's conditions.

Inside, officers found his 2-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son living in "extremely unsanitary and unsafe conditions," according to police.

Police say officers found his 4-year-old son strapped to the top of a bunk bed in a makeshift harness. His daughter was found unclothed and covered in feces inside of her crib.

There was trash and feces also scattered around the fly-infested home, Manchester police said.

Police say the children were removed from the home and are currently in their grandparents' custody, and the state's child welfare agency was alerted.

Grenier is being held on a $10000 cash bail. Police say the investigation is ongoing and there could be more charges

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