BOURG, LA (WVUE) - A Bourg couple was arrested Monday afternoon for neglecting their children, according to Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter.
Nicholas Goubert, 29, and Christy Goubert, 27, were booked with four counts of cruelty to a juvenile.
TPSO detectives and workers with the state Department of Children and Family Services responded Friday to a complaint concerning children at a home on Rouen Street. When they arrived they found that the children appeared to be neglected and were living in filthy and "deplorable conditions," according to a Sheriff's Office news release.
The children were immediately removed from the parents' custody. Medical examinations revealed that all four children had lice, scabies and tooth decay. A 5-year-old, who weighed 35 pounds, was found to be extremely malnourished.
Bond for the Gouberts has been set at $40,000 each.