Lorinda Bailey Pleads Guilty in Child Abuse Case Marked by Feces and Flies

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Lorinda Bailey. Photos, videos and an original document below.
Last October, we told you about one of the most disturbing child abuse stories in recent memory: the arrest of Wayne Sperling and Lorinda Bailey for abusing and neglecting their four boys, ages two, four, five and six, in a case whose feces-and-flies filled details were absolutely horrifying.

Now, Bailey has pleaded guilty and Sperling is scheduled for a status hearing to determine if he's competent to stand trial. Here's the latest.

See also: Wayne Sperling's child abuse bust: Swarms of flies, piles of feces

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A 7News image of Wayne Sperling during a court appearance.
As we've reported, an arrest affidavit notes that officers responded to a call from St. Joseph's Childrens Hospital about possible child abuse at forty minutes past midnight on September 29 of last year. A two-year-old brought into the emergency room by Bailey had a laceration on his forehead and bruising to his right ear, and her explanation -- another child had supposedly thrown a toy at him -- didn't fit the injury in the opinion of doctors at the facility.

In addition, the child was "non-verbal," apparently unwashed and smelled of cigarette smoke.

The next morning, an officer and a Denver Human Services case worker headed to the family's residence, on 18th Street in Denver, to check on the welfare of the other three children Bailey mentioned. Upon entering the apartment, the officer encountered an "unbearable" smell he associated with numerous cats running around the apartment, not to mention feces scattered on the floor. Moreover, flies were said to have covered every surface in a bedroom at the back of the apartment where the children slept.

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The apartment in question.
As for the kids themselves, none of them spoke, instead making "infant-like noises" in order to communicate with each other. They also appeared to be so malnourished that the cop on the scene couldn't distinguish between them in terms of age despite a three-year range between youngest and oldest.

After police took the kids into protective custody, they conducted an interview with Bailey, who promptly changed her story about the two year old's injury: She said he'd hurt himself by falling off the toilet.

Bailey added that the unemployed Sperling was in charge of taking care of the kids, and while the parents were living in separate apartments, she saw her offspring on weekdays. In her view, the condition of the apartment wasn't all that bad.

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Bailey in court.
Next came an interview with Sperling. He insisted that the kids were capable of speaking in ways understandable to him and Bailey, although they also had a language of their own -- one that entailed them grunting at each other. In addition, he maintained that while some of the feces on the floor of the apartment looked human, it all came from cats.

Continue for more about Lorinda Bailey's guilty plea, including additional photos, two videos and the arrest affidavit.


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gofastgo
gofastgo

These same two swine did the same thing to their kids in 2006, the three older kids at the time were taken away and adopted out.  Yet, here we are again, exact same conditions, non verbal children, filthy conditions, animals living off the state and federal government.

Michelle Sondgeroth
Michelle Sondgeroth

I hope she someone beats her worse than what she did to those poor children. People like this make me sick.

Destiny Britt
Destiny Britt

It's so sad to know that there are so many children that slip through the cracks. So awful and disturbing \U0001f624

Amberly Cannon Dukuray
Amberly Cannon Dukuray

Gross bitch just bc she liked living with flies and feces doesn't mean her kids should have to.

Brittany Owen
Brittany Owen

These people seriously disgust me! It also bothers me how long this went on before severe actions were taken. If they had prior arrests, intervention should have happened a long time ago.

Tanya Tenorio-Rashaad
Tanya Tenorio-Rashaad

I think social services needs to be held accountable for this. Especially if one of their own insisted these useless parents didn't get their kids back!

Bobbi Chappell
Bobbi Chappell

I hate seeing this story, I feel so bad for those kids.

Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

Feces? Cue fishingblueballs to come running.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Hot.Sauce


Saucy, I've handed you your ass so many times, now you are just being vindictive just as a little bitch would.  

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

@fishingblues  Golly gee fisty, like flies on shit your penchant for feces and excrement compels you, doesn't it?



SpottedDick
SpottedDick

@fishingblues is your compulsive coprophilia what drives you to sniff the stink in children's underpants?

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