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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Comments (10)
  1. Valerie says:

    Get a job & support your kids – loser. Maybe if you didn’t have so many kids you wouldn’t be in this situation.

  2. JM says:

    Is she even legal? Maybe she should go back to Mexico!

    1. J says:

      What does her immigration status, which wasn’t even mentioned, have anything to do with children being neglected you hateful person? Wish there was somewhere you could go to get compassion since obviously your parents didn’t teach you that.

  3. Truth says:

    After the Republicans get done, this is going to become more and more common.
    Valerie and JM- you are judgemental, heartless, and extremely self centered. If your a christian, no matter how much money you have, or throw at the church, you will never get into heaven…………

    1. Steve says:

      What the hell does being a Republican have to do with child abuse. Your one demented person. Isn’t accusing republicans being judgemental. Your sick

  4. Valerie says:

    I won’t get to heaven because a woman is abusing her kids? If she didn’t have them then they couldn’t be abused now could they? How about YOU caring about little abused children that can’t fight back or fend for themselves. If you have children YOU are responsible to take care of them. Now as a great Christian you can take her into your nice warm house & support her, her 5 kids & how many else she chooses to have. Let’s see what a heart YOU have.

    1. Anita Newhouse says:

      Lay your life out on the table, lady ,for the vultures to pick over! Where’s the father? What about HIS responsibility? What about neighbors or family members? The Christian point is: Where were this sister’s keepers? Certainly not b——- in the comment pages like you.

  5. Allah Is Coming To Town says:

    Aint diversity grand!!!!!

  6. Valerie says:

    That’s just an excuse to pass off YOUR OWN responsibility onto someone else. Sure people should be helped but first you have to help yourself. Not having so many kids would help. If they’re already there -support them. No ifs ands or buts about it. Don’t really hear anything about the neglect of the little ones. You know what Jesus would have said about that don’t you?

  7. Victim Du Jour says:

    So we are charging people from other countries child abuse crimes because they don’t use modern appliances?

    Minnesota is really ditzy.

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