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10 children found living in squalor; most were tortured for 'sadistic purpose,' authorities say

When officers entered the home, they found spoiled food, trash and feces strewn across the floors, clutter blocking the walkways.

Nine children, ranging in age from 4 months to 11 years, were inside. Their 12-year-old brother, whose disappearance had prompted the police visit that evening, was found asleep under a

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