First responders found four young children being hidden in a bedroom by a man over the weekend amid horrendous conditions, according to multiple reports.
The kids — ranging from five to 10 — were discovered Saturday living in a Boston Housing Authority-run (BHA) apartment with drag queens, alcohol, drugs, sex toys, and a dead man, according to an incident report.
The Boston Herald detailed:
That fire department report, obtained by the Herald and confirmed by police response, states that a BFD crew was sent to Old Colony Avenue Saturday morning for a call that a man had gone into cardiac arrest and required medical attention. That address is the Mary Ellen McCormack Housing complex run by the city.
However, according to the incident report, firefighters found more than just a routine medical emergency.
“The apartment was in extremely unsanitary conditions. Approximately 6 adults, who appeared to be males, were seen in the apartment,” they wrote, saying they subsequently found “four children in the back bedroom being hidden by an adult male from first responders.”
Boston police officers were responding to a death investigation when they found the shocking situation, which At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty called “sickening.”
“I was informed by people at the scene that there were drugs, alcohol, sex toys all around the apartment as well as a dead body on the floor,” Flaherty said.
Multiple sources told the outlet some adults were dressed in drag.
“All of the adult parties were being uncooperative and did not provide helpful information,” the incident report added. “All adults present denied having children inside the apartment.”
Boston City Council President Ed Flynn criticized the “inhumane and horrific” discovery and called for “oversight” into the BHA.
“This underscores the need for oversight into BHA inspections and eviction practices, security efforts in developments and protocols to ensure children are safe in every BHA apartment,” Flynn said.