AMBRIDGE (KDKA) – A local mother disputes some of the charges she’s facing after her 2-year-old daughter was taken away.
According to Ambridge Police, 22-year-old Holly Williams is charged with endangering the welfare of a child after officers found her daughter in filthy conditions.
The girl’s playpen was broken, had bugs crawling in it and also had trash inside, according to police.
Police said the girl had a soaked diaper and bad case of diaper rash. They also say there were soiled diapers, moldy diapers and cat hair all over the apartment.
In addition, Williams is facing charges for a small amount of marijuana allegedly found in the home.
The girl was taken away and given to Beaver County Child and Youth Services.
“It was unclean in there. I’m not [going to] lie to you,” Williams said to KDKA’s David Highfield. “How bad it was, I didn’t realize.”
She blames much of the mess on a man who was living with her in Ambridge. She also blames him for the small amount of marijuana police said they found.
Williams: I also dispute the bug bites and diaper rash that they have stated.
Highfield: She did not have a rash?
Williams: She did not have a rash.
Williams wants a chance to do better: “Not having her with me. It kills me. I know what I did was wrong, but she’s everything to me.”