Delaware County Woman Charged With Child Abuse

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/06 2014 05:58PM

Updated 04/06 2014 06:21PM

JAY, Ok.-- A Delaware County woman charged with multiple counts of child abuse.

Police say 46-year-old Deidre Anne Matthews of Jay, OK is a foster parent. She is charged with three counts of child abuse by injury, child endangerment, and child neglect.

Authorities say her mobile home, which housed eight girls and one boy, was covered in filth. They also found exotic animals at the home.

According to court papers, the children testified they were repeatedly bitten by monkeys and never received proper medical care.

Matthews is being held at the Delaware County Jail on a $100,000 bail.

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