MILLERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A northern Dauphin County couple was arrested after police said their filthy living conditions created unsafe conditions for two young children.
Kyle William Miller, 28, and Tiffany Diane Worrell, 25, of Upper Paxton Township, were charged Tuesday with two counts of endangering the welfare of children, according to state police in Lykens.
Troopers were assisting Children and Youth case workers with an investigation into suspected child neglect when they went to Miller’s home in the 100 block of Bolton’s Circle on Friday.
According to the criminal complaint, police found several pounds of dog feces on the bathroom floor as well as rotten food and liquor bottles throughout the kitchen.
Miller told troopers he didn’t allow the children his 1- and 3-year-old children to use the bathroom because of the feces and a broken shower. He said the children were bathed in the kitchen sink and went to the bathroom in diapers and a training toilet.
He said the dog feces in the bathroom occurred some time ago when his dog became sick. He said the dog has since died and he has been too depressed to clean the mess, the complaint states.
Miller also told troopers that he slept in the only bed in the house, while Worrell, his girlfriend, and his two children slept on foldout beds and the living room couch.
Miller and Worrell were released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled March 3.
The children are in the custody of Children and Youth Services.