Jeremie Ervin Maloy, 31, and Cynthia Grace Maloy, 32 were arrested and are facing child neglect charges after their daughter was discovered to have severely decaying teeth.
The NY Daily News reports the couple had been under investigation since January, and stated that even prior to the investigation that school officials had been involved. Not only had they spoken to the family but they had also visited their home on more than one occasion to discuss the child.
“On each of these visits, (school officials) offered to arrange transportation for the Maloys to tend to the child’s dental needs,” officers wrote in the report.
“The Maloys never took advantage of this offer for the sake of the child, but Cynthia Maloy did ask for rides to the nearby dollar store to buy cigarettes and food,” documents from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office revealed.