Officials in Oklahoma have tragically witnessed what they call “the worst case of child abuse that they have ever seen.” Police, doctors, and nurses see some horrendous things in the line of duty, and a child abuse case that took place in Oklahoma this week has them heartbroken and disgusted.
According to ABC News, Aisyln Miller, 24 and Kevin Fowler, 25 have been arrested for the abuse of their 9-month-old twins. Police found the babies with maggots crawling out of open wounds.
Oklahoma police charged Fowler and Miller after they reportedly found the twins to have maggots crawling out of wounds on their tiny bodies and from their ears. Nurses also reported that there were feces in the infant’s ears. Officials described the twins as skeletons because they were severely malnourished, reports CBS News.
The heartbreaking abuse was revealed after Fowler and Miller took the twins to an urgent care center located in Owasso, Oklahoma. When attending doctors realized the severity of the 9-month-old twins’ conditions they immediately contacted officials. Doctors and nurses at the facility told state officials and local media that they had never seen such a horrible and heart-wrenching case of abuse before.
Doctors state that both twins had severe diaper rash, painful bed sores, and one twin had a severely infected wound on one of their fingers caused by a hair that got tightly wrapped around the finger and had not been removed. Doctors at the center were not equipped to treat the twin’s wounds so they were transferred to Oklahoma’s Tulsa Hospital so the 9-month-old babies could receive emergency treatment, reports Tulsa World.
After the family arrived at the Tulsa Hospital police arrived to interview them. Fowler and Miller were then arrested and taken to the city jail.
Police say that during the interview Miller told them that she and Fowler were “new parents” and that they were both aware of the severity of the problems their twins had, but that they were too inexperienced to care for them any better than they had.
Miller also told Oklahoma police that the twins were premies, having been born two weeks ahead of their scheduled due date, and that she and Fowler could not afford to get health insurance. It is unclear now if Fowler and Miller are mentally competent.
The condition of the two babies have not yet been released nor have doctors stated whether they believe that the twins will make a full recovery. Fowler and Miller are being held at a Tulsa, Oklahoma jail on $100,000 bail.
By Tammy Marie Rose
Photo Courtesy Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office