The parents of a 14-month-old boy were arrested after their child was involved in what police called "one of the worse neglect cases" that they had ever seen.
Officers were called to a medical call at a home on 117 Myrtle Ave. in Stamford on Sept. 28.
A 14-month-old boy was taken from the home after police said the apartment was found to be in “total disarray.” Police said there was “empty liquor bottles, garbage strewn throughout the apartment, and a foul smell emanating from the apartment.”
The infant’s crib had fecal matter inside it and showed signs of insect infestation.
The 14-month-old boy was rushed to Stamford Hospital for treatment, police said.
“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,” police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The child’s mother, 27-year-old Marina Vouk, was found “severely dehydrated and malnourished” and was also taken to Stamford Hospital for several medical conditions.
After being released from the hospital on Tuesday, Vouk was charged with risk of injury to a minor. She was released on a promise to appear in court.
The child’s father 41-year-old Igor Kotsopey was also charged with risk of injury to a minor.
Officers located Kotsopey at 200 Shippan Ave. on the evening Sept. 28 after police said he was “passed out on the sidewalk from alcohol intoxication.”
After being treated at Stamford Hospital for “his ailments,” police arrested Kotsopey and he is being held on a $25,000 bond.
Police immediately notified Department of Children and Families about the incident and the child has since been removed from the home.
Stamford Health Department is inspecting the home as well.
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