On Saturday, four children were found in a filthy South Boston apartment littered with alcohol, drugs, and sex toys, along with the corpse of a transgender individual.

Boston apartment where the incident reportedly occurred (via Google Maps)

After the Boston Fire Department responded to an emergency call about an adult that went into cardiac arrest, emergency responders found a transgender individual who had died from an overdose. At least six men who were reportedly dressed as women were also in the apartment.

In a back room were four children who were with a “man wearing a wig claiming to be the father,” reported a city councilor.

“This is sickening,” he said. “I was informed by people at the scene that there were drugs, alcohol, sex toys all around the apartment as well as a dead body on the floor.”

According to the incident report from the scene, “The apartment was in extreme unsanitary conditions. Approximately 6 adults, who appeared to be males, were seen in the apartment. Ladder 18 found 4 children in the back bedroom being hidden by an adult male from first responders. The children ranged in ages from 5-10.”

“All the adult parties were being uncooperative and did not provide helpful information. All adults present denied having children inside the apartment,” the report added.


City Council President Ed Flynn criticized the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), saying that they need to be held to a higher standard.

“This horrific and inhuman incident demands accountability! It also underscores the need for a complete review of [BHA] inspections and eviction practices, security efforts in developments and protocols to ensure children are safe in every BHA apartment,” he said.

State Senator Nick Collins (D-Mass.) applauded the first responders for their thorough investigation of the scene, saying, “Our first responders should be commended for following through and fulfilling their duty as mandatory reporters. No child should be exposed to what these children were allegedly exposed to.”

The children recovered from the scene were placed into protective custody, as reported by the Department of Children and Families.

So far, no arrests have been confirmed in relation to this incident.

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