A former Iowa couple is charged in a case of abuse in which their young child will need plastic surgery to recover. Caseworkers say Kevin and Sally Flynn lived in Council Bluffs in September 2000, when she gave birth to a girl. The newborn tested positive for illegal drugs and was taken from her parents, who were homeless at the time according to a copyright story in the Omaha World Herald. After a year and a half in foster care, the girl was returned to her biological parents, who then lived in Nebraska, but a tip led authorities to check on the child last week. Social workers found in six months in her parents’ care, the toddler hadn’t grown — she’d lost nearly a third of her weight, had signs of malnutrition, was covered in bruises, blisters and scars and had an infection that had eaten away a part of her nose. She’ll get surgery to repair the damage and all the couple’s children are now in foster care.
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