Parents who kept kids in filthy RV take plea deal

Parents who kept kids in filthy RV take plea deal

Parents who kept kids in filthy RV take plea deal

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 19 at 3:08 PM

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Beaverton parents who made their daughters live in a recreational vehicle full of garbage and human waste have both pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal mistreatment.

The girls' father, Marcelino Navarro pleaded guilty to the two counts Wednesday. The other four counts of mistreatment were dismissed. 

The mother, Sarah Clark, pleaded guilty on June 9.

According to an Oregonian report, the couple each received five years probation and a suspended prison sentence that the judge could impose if the probation terms are violated. 

Navarro and Clark told police they had been living in the filthy RV for two years with the girls, now 7 and 12 years old.

An officer who investigated said there were full garbage bags on both sides of the camper and he was overcome with the stench of rotting food and feces, so strong that it immediately hurt his lungs and irritated his skin.

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The parents said the girls had not been to school for months, because “they had not had their shots” and recently had lice, according to the report. They also said it had been a month since the girls had showered.

The parents admitted using heroin and methamphetamine.

Officers at the scene contacted the Department of Human Services and called one of the girls’ uncles to come pick them up.

Navarro and Clark were indicted by a grand jury on six counts each of first-degree criminal mistreatment, for withholding necessary and adequate food, physical care and/or medical attention from the girls.

Their daughters are staying with relatives and DHS is investigating.

 

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