Monaca Mother Speaks Out On Filth Allegations
MONACA (KDKA) – Police have charged a couple from Monaca after three children were found living in filth at their home.
Beaver County Children and Youth Services asked police to go to the home of 37-year-old Kimberly Dawn Flynn and 38-year-old Gilberto Rodriguez on Washington Avenue.
Monaca police say when they entered the house, they found 2-year-old twins naked from the waist down and a 15-month-old in a crib covered with human waste.
The mother of the children says she’s a good parent and will do whatever it takes to get her children back.
“My kids are my life,” Flynn told KDKA-TV in an exclusive interview. “I am nothing without them.”
Police say they found rotten food, flies and the odor of human waste.
“Garbage, dirty clothes, soiled diapers, just real bad living conditions the kids were staying in,” Monaca Police Chief William Petures said.
“That’s untrue – I changed that baby all the time,” Flynn said. “I even started potty training her already because she wants that dirty diaper – when she goes – off of her.”
Flynn and Rodriguez were charged with endangering the welfare of children and reckless endangerment. Both were released on bond.
“My kids are actually well taken care of,” Flynn said. “They’re fed, they’re clothed. I take them to the doctor’s when they need to.”
Meanwhile, Paul Manos, the landlord, said he’s taking legal steps to evict the couple. The landlord said he did try to help Flynn.
Flynn says she has a number of health issues she’s dealing with. She was supposed to appear in court with Rodriguez for a preliminary hearing, but it was continued.