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Minn. Mother Pleads Guilty To Neglect

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AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — A southeastern Minnesota woman accused of housing her children in a home with no heat, water or garbage service has pleaded guilty to neglect.

Thirty-five-year-old Oralia Alejandra Kalinchuk-Perez of Austin pleaded guilty this week in Mower County Court. In exchange, a second count of child endangerment was dismissed.

Court records say officers visited the woman’s home on Jan. 3 and found garbage scattered inside and outside. Kalinchuk-Perez told officers she had been using the oven for heat because her heat and water had been shut off in the fall.

Court documents report five children — ranging from months old to 16 years — lived with Kalinchuk-Perez.

The Austin Daily Herald reports sentencing is set for June 17.

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