Parents ordered no contact with their kids

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 16:32:19-04

A Buffalo mother and father pleaded not guilty to child endangerment charges Tuesday in Buffalo City Court after police say they found their young children emaciated and "extremely malnourished" on the city's west side last week.

Maureen Fabre, 24, and Terrell Hagans, 26, who is the father of the two youngest children both are due back in court August 2nd after their arraignments. In the meantime they are not allowed to have any contact with their children under any circumstances.

Both Fabre and Hagans have been charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

These charges stem from last week when police responded to a home on the first block of 15th Street. Inside, investigators say officers found three children, ranging in age from one to three, lying on a couch cushion on the floor of the living room. Two of the children were naked. The third was wearing a diaper "filled with feces and urine," according to police.

Detectives say the temperature inside the apartment was at least 90 degrees. Dirty diapers, old boxes of take-out food and broken glass were littered throughout the home.

The mother said Tuesday in court the kids are now staying with their grandmother.