Six children have been taken into protective custody and the parents have been arrested after authorities followed up on a report of a filthy home.
41-year-old Christina Aguilar and 39-year-old David San Miguel are charged with six counts of Negligent Child Abuse (Non Injury).
Court documents say when police and a DHHS case worker went to their home on Avenue R in Scottsbluff, they saw two of the children playing in the middle of the road. A short time later, the parents arrived at the house and authorities were allowed to enter the home.
They observed the outside of the residence to be very dirty, with cement pieces lying in the yard, a broken trailer full of trash, and garbage all over the place.
Inside the home, there was a strong odor of feces and flies inside the home. San Miguel told them that the sewer had been backed up and the only bathroom- which was used by the ten people living there- was not functioning.
Officials say all of the floors in the residence were dirty, and Aguilar stated that she doesn’t let the baby crawl on the floor.
San Miguel tested positive for meth in a drug screening, and Aguilar said she was unable to produce a sample for the drug screening. San Miguel said he was drunk at a party and someone offered him the meth.
Because of the condition of the home, all six children living at the home were placed on a police hold, and their ages range from 6 months to 13-years old.
Aguilar and San Miguel were arrested and are scheduled to make their first appearance on the charges on Friday in Scotts Bluff County Court.