A Dodge County woman is accused of child neglect after sheriff’s deputies removed her children from conditions described as “deplorable” in a town of Burnett home.
Child neglect resulting in bodily harm charges were filed in Dodge County Circuit Court against 25-year-old Secoy S. Koch-Miller. She’s expected to make her initial court appearance on March 10, according to the Fond du Lac Reporter.
A Dodge County Sheriff’s Office detective was alerted to the situation by a jail inmate on November 11. The inmate told Detective Theodore Sullivan that he was concerned for his newborn daughter and the child’s 2-year-old stepbrother, living with Koch-Miller at her mother’s residence, according to a criminal complaint.
Two deputies accompanied Sullivan and human services workers to the home on November 21. They were greeted by a strong odor of animal feces, urine and rotting food. They found maggots in the refrigerator, toilets full of human waste and mouse feces and clutter throughout the home. Dodge County Human Services removed the children from the home and placed them in foster care.