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A mother and father were arrested on child abuse charges in Oklahoma late last week after two infants were found in what nurses called “the worst case of child abuse they had seen,” according to multiple reports.
The child abuse allegations began when police responded to an urgent care facility in Owasso on Friday evening. When they arrived, they discovered two victims described as twin infants, the Tulsa World reported.
The infants suffered from bed sores and severe diaper rash, and were apparently malnourished and looked like skeletons, according to television station KJRH in Tulsa.
A nurse told officers through tears that she saw a maggot crawl out of one of the young victim’s genitals, the station reported. Nurses also found feces in the ear of one of the infants.
Both were hospitalized.
The parents — identified as Kevin Fowler, 25, and Aislyn Miller, 24 — were arrested the following day on suspicion of child abuse, according to the reports.
Miller allegedly admitted she knew there were issues with the children’s conditions, but told police she and Fowler were “new parents,” and had no experience caring for babies, according to the Tulsa World.
She also told them the infants were born premature, something she said explained their condition, the newspaper reported. The pair didn’t have health insurance, nor did they know how to find healthcare they could afford, Miller said.
Both were jailed and held on $100,000, according to the newspaper.