LANCASTER, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man faces two years of probation after pleading guilty to charges for living with his 1-year-old grandson in a mobile home that also housed 105 animals.
The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported Friday that 57-year-old Robert Herman Sr. pleaded guilty to endangering a child and animal cruelty.
The paper says Herman told the judge he kept the animals in the home on Main Street in Ephrata while he was making plans to buy a farm.
Prosecutors say the animals included parakeets, pigs, dogs, turtles, chickens, a dead rabbit and a chinchilla. The paper says a prosecutor said at the sentencing on Thursday that feces covered most of the floors and was splattered on walls.
The home was condemned.