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Deputies find naked children, neglected disabled man at Upstate home

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Kara Jo Craddock and Karen Scruggs: Accused of child neglect and neglect of a vulnerable adult Kara Jo Craddock and Karen Scruggs: Accused of child neglect and neglect of a vulnerable adult
SPARTANBURG COUNTY, SC (WYFF) -

Two young children and an adult with cerebral palsy are in protective custody after deputies said a caller reported that the children were running around naked outside a home, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

The deputies said once they got inside the home on Rainbow Park Drive on Oct. 17, they also found the 29-year-old man, who has cerebral palsy, lying in trash on a floor, thrashing about and yelling for help.

The deputies said that the home had little food in it, and most of what was in the refrigerator was spoiled.  They said there was dried feces on the floor and the home smelled strongly of urine.

Karen Scruggs told them that she lived in the home with Kara Craddock and her disabled son.  She said that she was the grandparent of the two children, whose parents live in Woodruff.  She told deputies that the children had been staying with them for about two weeks.

Deputies said when the parents of the children arrived at the home, they were told the children could not be returned to them until the Department of Social Services inspected their home to be sure there were not similar conditions there.

Craddock and Scruggs are charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

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