SUFFOLK, Va. (WTKR) -- The Suffolk Police Department arrested two people on charges including abduction and kidnapping, abuse and neglect of children and cruelty and injuries to children after receiving a tip about alleged child abuse.
According to police, officers responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Holland Road Thursday evening. Upon preliminary investigation, officers learned that James Ray Peck, 50, and April Marie Peck, 45, had custody of four children, ages ranging from 3 years old to 12 years old, that were living in unsanitary conditions.
A juvenile male was located in a bathroom of the home, physically restrained. He was taken to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters for medical observation.
Police said drug paraphernalia was also found at the home.
Police say the Pecks are related to the children who were in their custody, but are not the children’s parents. It’s unclear what type of relationship the children may have to one another.
Both Pecks were taken to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail. Child Protective Services removed the children from the home, police said.