A DISABLED 12-year-old boy was allegedly forced to sleep in a filthy house that was crawling with insects and covered in faeces.

The boy’s parents, Jason and Melissa Baker, from Kentucky, have been arrested after an officer discovered the house of horrors.

The couple are now both facing one count of first-degree criminal abuse.

WPD Patrolman Terry Cockrell had gone to the house to serve a warrant from court on Mrs Baker, the Winchester Sun reported.

When he arrived he found the door was not secured, but no one answered.

Looking through the window, he discovered the inside of the home was in a shocking condition.

After meeting with the Bakers and arresting Melissa on the warrant, Cockrell went through the property for a report for child protective services.

He said there were insects crawling along the floor and walls and rubbish strewn around the house, including used loo roll.

Four cats and a dog lived in the home and there was animal excrement all over the property.

The kitchen sink was filled with dirty dishes and mouldy water and the child’s room and bed were teeming with insects.

It didn’t appear there was any bedding or clothes in the boy’s bedroom.

The boy has Chorea, an abnormal involuntary movement disorder.

Mr Baker told the officer he didn’t know if there was any food in the house.

His wife told police she knew the house was in dirty and needed to be cleaned, but they never did, according to court documents.

Cockrell said he couldn’t check all the rooms because of the amount of “filth and feces” in the house.

Police are understood to have alerted social services to the case.

The parents were both scheduled to be arraigned in Clark District Court.