Two people are facing charges in Milford after police received complaints regarding the safety of two toddlers.
According to officials, authorities received “numerous” complaints about a video posted online concerning the safety of a child. The video was being live streamed from the family’s home on Warren Street.
Police said the complainants stated that it sounded as if the child was being screamed at and hit by an adult.
DCF was notified, but the couple took off to Rhode Island before social workers could conduct a full investigation. This resulted in Milford police issuing a Silver Alert for the two children. Police found them in a motel in Rhode Island after a cell phone ping tracked down their location.
Police said the children, 2 and 3 years old, were turned into foster care that night.
Court documents say the home had no running water for at least 6 months and was filled with flies and an odor of feces. When detectives visited the house, they said the house was filthy and unlivable.
Neighbors tell News 8 the trash inside the house is piled high and on the door a sign says the house is unfit for occupancy. Toys and garbage litter the entire property.
Following an investigation, arrest warrants were approved for 33-year-old Alessandra Sillo and 33-year-old Daniel Perez.
Police say Perez told them the video was not real, and that trolls and hackers were jealous of his success for raising thousands of dollars to create his own Game of Thrones card game.
Sillo was charged with two counts of risk of injury, while Perez was charged with four counts of risk of injury and threatening.
Perez remains behind bars on $75,000 bond; he’s facing additional assault charges. Sillo is out on bail.
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