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WILKES-BARRE -- Officers were called to South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre Sunday for a report of a small child running around alone and dirty. Now, a woman faces child endangerment charges.

Police said the investigation led them to the apartment of Maggie Rackleff, 23. Inside, they found bags of rotting garbage, dirty clothes and dishes, insects, and buckets of urine.

Rackleff was taken into custody and charged with child endangerment.

A 2-and-a-half-year-old and an 8-month-old child have been turned over to Children and Youth.

The Health Department condemned the apartment in Wilkes-Barre.


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