- Shane White, 37, and Lacey Allen, 32, from Baton Rouge, LA, allegedly left their daughter with a stranger
- Officers visited the motel where the couple were living and found it was 'filthy'
- Their other daughter, two, was found in a vehicle piled with used diapers
- The couple were arrested and charged with child desertion and two counts of cruelty to juveniles
A couple have been arrested after they 'deserted their five-year-old daughter with a complete stranger' on Valentine's Day.
Shane White, 37, and Lacey Allen, 32, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, allegedly left their daughter with an unknown woman at around 1pm on Tuesday afternoon, saying they would return in 45 minutes.
But after they had not come back two hours later, the woman called police.
Lacey Allen and Shane White were arrested and charged with child desertion and two counts of cruelty to juveniles
Officers interviewed the child and went to the couple's residence at the Wood Acres Motel at around 8pm but no one was home.
When White and Allen arrived later, cops found their other daughter, two, in a trash-ridden vehicle piled with dirty diapers.
They searched the family's room, which consisted of a queen size bed, two tables and a night stand, and found it to be in a similarly 'filthy' state with rotting food on the kitchen stove and the floor.
Officers said the refrigerator was completely bear except for a nearly empty bottle of milk.
White and Allen were arrested and charged with child desertion and two counts of cruelty to juveniles.
The children were taken into the custody of the Department of Children & Family Services.
The Wood Acres Motel where White and Allen are alleged to have lived in 'filthy' conditions with their children
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