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Judge: Woman charged with child neglect can't see kids alone

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

JUNEAU, WI (WTAQ) - A Dodge County woman cannot see her two young children without supervision, after she was accused of allowing them to live in squalor.

25-year-old Secoy Koch-Miller made her first court appearance Monday on charges of felony and misdemeanor child neglect.

Authorities said they found her newborn baby and a two-year-old living among mice and human waste last week, in a house in the town of Burnett which has been condemned. Reports said the toddler was underweight, and had spiders and bug bites.

The children's grandmother denied to a reporter that the children were neglected, and they were in the process of moving out of a bad situation.

Koch-Miller is due back in court May 1st for a preliminary hearing. She's under a $1,000 bond with an order that she not her children without being supervised.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)