A 4-year-old Boise boy was taken into protective custody earlier this month after Ada County sheriff’s investigators determined that he was subjected to unsanitary and unsafe living conditions.
The boy’s parents — Ryan D. Kyser, 29, and Meghan M. Nadorff, 26 — have been charged with felony injury to a child.
They turned themselves in to the Ada County Jail on Saturday morning, the sheriff’s office said in a release Monday. Both were released after posting $5,000 bond. Felony injury to child is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Detectives investigated the living conditions at the family’s apartment at Cole and Ustick roads after receiving a tip from a third party about an unrelated case that included concern about the boy’s care.
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During a Sept. 15 visit to the apartment, detectives found animal hair, urine and feces on the floors of several rooms, including the boy’s bedroom. The apartment was full of trash, and the kitchen sink was filled with dirty dishes. Two opened bottles of liquor were found on the counter, within reach of the child.
Detectives declared the boy to be in imminent danger on Sept. 15, and he was taken into the care of Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.
The sheriff’s investigation was forwarded to Ada County prosecutors, who issued a warrant for the felony injury to child Friday. Kyser and Nadorff will make their initial court appearance on Thursday.