An exotic dancer facing injury to a child charges has agreed to allow the state to retain temporary custody of her two daughters, ages 2 and 6.
At a hearing on Tuesday in which Child Protective Services was seeking a court order granting temporary custody of the children neared an end, Kayela McClintick agreed to allow her children to remain in state custody.
The children were placed in temporary custody last month after investigators found them in their home suffering from malnutrition and dehydration.
McClintick, her live-in boyfriend, Jeremiah Coleman, 29, and a babysitter were later arrested and charged with injury to a child and indecency with a child.
The three are free on bond awaiting trial.
During Tuesday’s custody hearing, Charles Paul, an investigator for Child Protective Services, said the 6-year-old child told him her mother “sometimes forgets to feed me.”
Paul said the child also told him of inappropriate sexual conduct at the home.
“She told me that her mother is a stripper and that her mother puts on a bikini and puts her butt in the air and men throw money at her,” Paul testified.
Following the hearing, McClintick said those statements were "all false allegations, all false reports. I don’t think it’s right that two wonderful parents should lose their kids like this.”
The next hearing in the case is set for Sept. 5.
The children have been placed in temporary foster care.