Who are Dylan Litwora and Amber Neidlow? Dehydrated newborn rescued from Kentucky parents' bug-infested home
The Bullitt County Sheriff’s office received a complaint on February 13 that 22-year-old Dylan Litwora and 19-year-old Amber Neidlow were poorly taking care of their one-month-old child
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY: A young Kentucky couple was arrested over the weekend for allegedly leaving their one-month-old baby dehydrated, with a bleeding diaper rash in their roach and bedbug-infested apartment.
According to reports, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s office received a complaint on Saturday, February 13, afternoon that 22-year-old Dylan Litwora and 19-year-old Amber Neidlow were poorly taking care of their one-month-old child.
Police state that the caller accused the parents of using drugs around the boy, that he was out in the cold and that they fed him 2 percent cow’s milk instead of the correct formula. When the police arrived to investigate at their house on Ceasars Court near Froman Lake in Shepherdsville, they said the child was outside on a swing.
"The baby seemed to be in distress, trouble breathing and in pain," an arrest report stated. "The baby's face was red, and when he was crying, his voice was very low and weak sounding." An officer said, "I found bed bugs where the baby sleeps, and all around where he was at. Clothing/blankets near the child were very dirty. The residence lacked cleanliness and safety. The floors were unlevel and had been broken through."
Reports suggested that Litwora stated that the baby had a rash and he was told to change his diaper. When he removed the diaper, a “very bad rash” was bleeding and blistering, according to court documents. At that point, the deputy turned to Child Protective Services and EMS (Emergency Medical Services).
When the house was searched, sheriffs found two mason jars containing, among other things, suspected marijuana, bongs, glass pipes, syringes and a plastic bag with suspected meth residue. Litwora told the police that the marijuana was actually hemp, which he had obtained from a hemp farm.
The house was in “disorder” according to court documents, with cockroaches and other insects. The house's condition was so poor that the electrical cords in the bedroom posed a fire hazard, along with excess clutter, according to officials.
According to the arrest reports, EMS officials believed that the child was experiencing dehydration, constipation and lacked proper nutrition and had severe diaper rash. He was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
Both parents have been charged with second-degree criminal abuse of a child, possession of marijuana and buying or possession of drug paraphernalia. They’re being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center.