Children Found In Bedroom Along With Drugs and a Body at “Drag Party!”
A sick discovery was made by first responders in Boston – four children hidden cowering in a bedroom behind an ongoing “drag party” featuring “alcohol, drugs, sex toys,” and a dead body!
A fire department report obtained by the Boston Herald and confirmed by police indicated that firefighters were dispatched over the weekend on Saturday morning to the city-run Mary Ellen McCormack Housing complex after being told a man had gone into cardiac arrest and desperately needed medical attention.
The Herald reported that the Boston Fire Department crews performed CPR on the man but were unable to revive him. A BPD spokesman told the Herald, “At about 11:11 AM, on Saturday, June 17th, officers responded to the area of 381 Old Colony Avenue for a death investigation. District Detectives handling, not suspicious, no further information.”
While the nature of the man’s passing was “not suspicious,” his environment certainly was.
According to the incident report, “The apartment was in an extremely unsanitary condition. Approximately 6 adults, who appeared to be males, were seen in the apartment.”
WCVB-TV noted the men were “all dressed up in women’s clothing.”
“Cries for Help”
City Councilor Erin Murphy told WFXT-TV that there was “a lot of drug paraphernalia and sex toys all around, and then one of the firefighters said that they heard a cry for help.”
The men, at least one of whom was “wearing a wig,” were reportedly uncooperative and denied that there were children inside the apartment. Despite their alleged protestation, firefighters followed the sounds of the cries and found “four children in the back bedroom being hidden by another adult male from first responders.”
The children were ages 5 to 10. First responders reportedly indicated that the children were likely being abused and neglected.
Nick Collins, the Democratic state senator who represents the area, stated in a Facebook post, “No child should be exposed to what these children are alleged to have been exposed to.”
The Department of Children and Families informed WFXT that the children who live in the home were taken into DCF custody. Fire crews had prompted this secondary rescue by filing a 51A “Report of Child(ren) Alleged to be Suffering from Abuse or Neglect.”
Boston City Council president Ed Flynn said of the first responders’ findings, “This horrific and inhuman incident demands accountability! It also underscores the need for a complete review of @BHA_Boston inspections and eviction practices, security efforts in developments, and protocols to ensure children are safe in every BHA apartment.”
Councilor Murphy noted on Twitter that a hearing had been scheduled for later in the month to review Boston Housing Authority safety protocols regarding the properties under their management.
The BHA told the Herald that it had received no prior complaints about the unit where this all reportedly took place.