San Joaquin County prosecutors charged 34-year-old Rick Munn and 28-year-old Alisha Blake on Friday with one count each of child cruelty.
Police say they found so many piles of clothing and garbage in their home that officers could barely walk inside. A city worker had deemed the mess an immediate risk to the residents’ safety.
The couple’s sons, ages 2 and 4, appeared to be healthy, but were taken into protective custody.
Neighbors say Munn and Blake had rented the home for the past six years. The owners of the home could not immediately be reached for comment.
The pair are scheduled to appear in court again Aug. 11.