Daughter-in-law of DFS manager to plead guilty to child abuse

The daughter-in-law of a previous supervisor with the Department of Family Solutions has accepted plead guilty to a felony child abuse charge.

If 25-year-old Veronica Holt finishes between 3 and 5 years probation and gets a respectable discharge, that count of child abuse, neglect or endangerment would be lowered to a gross misdemeanor.

Prosecutors stated that her mother-in-law, Jody Holt, was working for the child welfare service while she remaininged her own grandchildren in a home carpeted with dirt and failed to report her kid and daughter-in-law for possible youngster endangerment.

The 56-year-old former supervisor at Youngster Haven and long-time Clark County staff member and her son, Joshua Holt, 27, are awaiting a court hearing next month on child abuse charges.

Authorities found the Holts northwest valley house “a substantial hazard to the safety of the kids,” ages 2 and 5, police and court records show.

A Family and Youth Solutions supervisor visited Jody Holt’s home in the 5600 block of North Riley Street in March, after Youngster Safety Solutions got a report of “ecological overlook,” according to authorities.

The northwest valley house was “saturated with dirty clothing, trash, feces, automobile parts, junk, glass, cleaning materials and miscellaneous debris covering essentially every living space with the exception of the grandmother’s bed room,” according to a police report.

Police said the two children lived in the home with their parents, Joshua Holt, and Veronica Holt, admitted drug user who quarreled commonly.

Jody Holt’s last day as a staff member with the county was March 19, county authorities stated.

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