Oklahoma child abuse case is the 'worst ever seen' by nurses attending

Twin infants found with skeletal, malnourished bodies

Kevin Fowler and Aisyln Miller in a mugshot provided by the Tulsa Police Department
Kevin Fowler and Aisyln Miller in a mugshot provided by the Tulsa Police Department

Two parents have reportedly been arrested over the "worst case of child abuse" nurses had ever seen.

Kevin Fowler, 25, and Aisyln Miller, 24, were charged after Oklahoma police reportedly found their twin children with maggots crawling out of their wounds, faeces in their ears and skeletal, malnourished bodies.

The pair took their children to an urgent care centre in the Tulsa satellite town of Owassa, where police were called when the seriousness of their condition became apparent, according Tulsa World.

Nurses and a doctor descibed the infants' condition as "the worst case of child abuse they had seen", according to KJRH.

Both children had bed sores and severe nappy rash and one also had an infected wound on their finger.

After the family were transferred to Tulsa Hospital for emergency treatment, the parents were interviewed by police, arrested and transferred to the city jail.

Child abuse going 'undetected'

Miller reportedly told police that she and Fowler were "new parents" who were aware of the problems their children faced but were too inexperienced to do any better.

She also said the babies were born two weeks premature, and that she and her partner were too poor to afford health insurance.

They pair were reportedly being held in Tulsa Jail on $100,000 bail.

Poverty in Oklahoma is at a 10-year high.

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