Parents Arrested After Police Find Children Living In Horrible Conditions


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Two parents are facing criminal charges after officers found two children living in a home with smeared feces and cigarette butts.

On April 11,2019 officers were called to a home on Madison Street in Mount Hope after a neighbor saw a crying child on her lawn. Officers made contact with the parents, Kayla Mills and Rogelio Sandaval, and entered the home to check for anything hazardous.

The officers did a walk through at the residence and found cigarette butts and half smoked cigarette’s throughout the entire house. They also found dried feces smeared across walls and doors in one of the child’s rooms.

The children were taken from their parents’ custody and placed with CPS. Both Sandaval and Mills have been charged with child neglect. They are both in Southern Regional Jail under a $50,000 bond.

Yazmin Rodriguez

Yazmin Rodriguez is currently the morning and noon anchor for WOAY. She was born in Newark, New Jersey then later headed down to the Jersey shore where she received her bachelor's degree in television and radio from Monmouth University. At Monmouth, she was actively involved in the student-run television studio, HawkTv. There she anchored, reported, produced and directed. After graduation, she headed to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where she received her masters in broadcast journalism and digital media while interning at a radio station. Yazmin has always had an admiration for storytelling and idolized news anchors growing up especially WABC anchor Sade Baderinwa. She always had a love of public speaking and writing and knew journalism was the right career for her the moment she stepped into her college television station. She’s beyond thankful WOAY gave her this opportunity to live out her dream career. She loves working out, cooking, going on long drives and watching movies, especially A Star is Born.