Lester Louis Huffmire and Wife Petra Huffmire Allegedly Kept Malnourished Girls in Filth Pit

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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Lester Louis Huffmire
An Anaheim couple was arraigned in Fullerton today for keeping two female relatives "malnourished and locked inside [their] unsanitary mobile home without letting them go outside," according to prosecutors.

The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) does not identify minor crime victims but given the girls are 5 and 10--and Lester Louis Huffmire and his wife Petra Huffmire "are accused of having a duty of care to the victims"--you can figure out their relationship to the couple.

The 41-year-olds are accused of living in an unsanitary and uninhabitable mobile home with the girls between May 21, 2010, and May 20, 2013. Kitchen appliances were covered in mold and cobwebs, stacks of trash, debris, mold, and feces were throughout the home, a pile of used condoms were under a stuffed teddy bear and toilets did not work, according to the OCDA.

The unemployed couple are alleged to have played World of Warcraft all day while forbidding the girls from attending school or leaving the filth pit for any reason.

A call to police from a neighbor is credited with ending the nightmare. A welfare check determined the girls had dirt crusted on their feet, matted hair and teeth damaged beyond repair, claims the OCDA, adding both were malnourished.

The Huffmires are each charged with two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, and a sentencing enhancement for great bodily injury.

Held on $100,000 bail each, they could get seven years and four months in state prison with convictions--although, from the sound of it, that would represent a housing upgrade.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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13 comments
Obamatard
Obamatard

SO this is where my tax dollars are going... welfare needs to be abolished. 

wendythepyro
wendythepyro

I'm guessing that the two little girls are their daughters. Spaying and neutering, it's not just for shelter pets.

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Any of you people posting ever play WOW? Don't judge unless you have. 

Joey Callo
Joey Callo

"pile of condoms underneath teddybear" " alledged played world of warcraft all day" lmao wow... that game really does steal your soul.

Emily Cox
Emily Cox

Real talk. These people are sick. Who could do such things but truly evil, bad people. God help those kids. :(

Kelly Kemp
Kelly Kemp

I wouldn't be surprised if these poor girls were being sexually abused as well. I can't imagine another reason for forbidding them from communicating with outsiders.

Kayla Rae Griffin
Kayla Rae Griffin

I'm sorry, a PILE of used condoms? They just kept throwing them in the same spot over and over?? Well at least they were making sure they didn't reproduce.....

Michael McCracken
Michael McCracken

Two female relatives... I'm guessing they would identify the girls as their daughters if it were so. How did they end up with these kids in the first place or without periodic checks?

James Stutsman
James Stutsman

"No Hots or Cots" for this couple of Douchebags...

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