Benito, 69, and Carol, 64, were booked on charges of child abuse.
The PCSD said the couple's four adopted children, ages 6 to 12 years old, were found living in disgusting conditions at a home in the 4100 block of North Flowing Wells Road.
Arizona couple Benito and Carol Gutierrez were arrested on Tuesday, February 20, after their four adoptive children were found locked up in a house with no access to food, water or a bathroom.
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Police went to the Gutierrez's home and The Pima County Sheriff's Department said in a press release "the children were kept in separate bedrooms, which were locked from the outside". A bucket found in a bedroom was apparently being used as a toilet, reported NBC News.
During PCSD investigation of the home, deputies discovered that the children were kept in separate bedrooms which locked from the outside. The clerk, noting the age and disheveled condition of the child, called 911.
According to the authorities, this isn't the first time that a child managed to escape the house and draw attention to the couple's deeds.
The children in Arizona were between the ages of 6 to 12. "Because they didn't hold a conversation well, I was always concerned that they weren't going to be socially developed". The children, aged between two and 29 years - were found malnourished and dirty inside the house.
A Tucson man and woman have been accused in a disturbing case of alleged child abuse.