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PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Less than a week after shocking reports of child abuse came out of Maricopa, police in Phoenix are reporting another case, where two young parents are arrested, after their children were found dehydrated, and had not bathed for weeks.
According to Phoenix Police, the couple was living out of their car for a few weeks, and were doing drugs. Police officials say Alfredo Luna Paredes, 26, was seen driving around, violating several traffic laws before being stopped by officers near East Thomas Road and North 32nd Street, just a block away from a park. Along with a revoked license and a DUI warrant, police officials say drug paraphernalia was found inside Paredes' car. The mother of the five-year-old and the seven-year-old, 24-year-old Karla Millan, was also inside the car. Both Millan and Paredes were arrested.
According to a police report, the children were not only found disheveled and wearing dirty clothes, but did not appear to have bathed in over two to three weeks. There were even flies in both of the girls' hair.
The children reportedly told police they have been living out of the car for at least two weeks. Police say hospital personnel evaluated the children and found that they were also dehydrated.
"It's -- it's intense," said Aaron Wolfley, a therapist with Childhelp.
As shocking as the details of the case are, Wolfley said these situations happen all too often.
Both Paredes and Millan are facing drug use and child abuse charges, and they are not allowed to have any contact with their children. Meanwhile, DCS officials are working with the children.