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Authorities: Hall couple charged with child cruelty
David and Jessica London

A Hall County couple has been accused of jeopardizing the health of three minor children, according to authorities.

Jessica Dean London, 31, and David Ricky London, 30, were charged with first- and second-degree child cruelty. They were booked Wednesday in to the Hall County Jail. They both have been released after each posted $11,600 bonds.

According to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, the Division of Family and Children Services referred the incident to the sheriff’s office.

“The investigations revealed that the children were deprived of necessary food and sustenance to the extent that their health was jeopardized, resulting in medical treatment,” Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

Ware said the home also had a “severe lice infestation” as well as no heating or air conditioning. The children were not in school, Ware said.

The children were then removed from the couple’s custody.

Ware said the children were OK.

When calling a phone number associated with Jessica London listed in the Hall County Comprehensive Justice Information System, David London answered the call.

London said he was advised by legal counsel not to comment, but he said there were elements of the narrative from the sheriff’s office that were inaccurate.

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