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Denver parents accused of keeping 4 boys in filth

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This photo combo of photos provided by the Office of the Denver District Attorney's Office shows Lorinda Bailey, left, and Wayne Sperling. (AP) This photo combo of photos provided by the Office of the Denver District Attorney's Office shows Lorinda Bailey, left, and Wayne Sperling. (AP)

DENVER (AP) — Court records show a Denver couple accused of keeping four malnourished young sons in a filthy apartment were accused of similar neglect of three other children in 2006.

The parents, Wayne Sperling and Linda Bailey, appeared in court Tuesday on felony child-abuse charges. Authorities say their children, ages 2 to 6, lived in an apartment littered with cat feces and flies and couldn't speak.

Bailey, who is free on bail, declined to comment. It wasn't clear whether Sperling has a lawyer.

Records show police found similar conditions at the couple's apartment in 2006, when they had three other children.

The parents pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child-abuse charges in that case and were ordered to serve probation and take parenting classes.

All the children were placed with a child services agency.

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