Judge Agrees To Let 4 Children Found in Filthy Miami Home Live With Grandmother, Uncle

Renee Marie Garcia denied police allegations that her husband hit their daughter and solicited men to have sex with her

By Diana Gonzalez
|  Friday, Aug 10, 2012  |  Updated 7:49 PM EDT
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Renee Marie Garcia on Friday denied police allegations that her husband hit their daughter and solicited men to have sex with her. They were arrested after their children were found living in filth. Garcia, her husband Gabriel DeJesus Orellana and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rosa Figarola spoke in court.

Renee Marie Garcia on Friday denied police allegations that her husband hit their daughter and solicited men to have sex with her. They were arrested after their children were found living in filth. Garcia, her husband Gabriel DeJesus Orellana and Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rosa Figarola spoke in court.

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Four children were removed from a home by the Department of Children and Families after their parents were arrested and found them living in filth, authorities said Thursday. DCF spokeswoman Lissette Valdes-Valle said the agency has a history with the family.
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A mother arrested after her children were found living in filth denied police allegations that her husband hit their daughter and solicited men to have sex with her.

“That’s all lies,” Renee Marie Garcia said twice in bond court Friday.

She and Gabriel DeJesus Orellana, 35, each face four counts of child neglect, according to online Miami-Dade Corrections records. Garcia, 31, also faces charges including possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis and prostitution, while her husband faces a charge of drug paraphernalia/possession with intent to use.

Garcia was being held $26,500 bond and Orellana was being held on $21,000 bond Friday night, according to Miami-Dade Corrections.

Their apartment floor was covered with garbage, their refrigerator was empty with mildew and there was no food in the home, an arrest affidavit said.

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In a hearing at the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Justice Center, it was disclosed the family had been under court supervision until June – and there was a court order that Garcia was not to live with the children.

The Department of Children and Families went to their West Flagler Street apartment the day before the children were removed and tried to place them with their paternal grandmother, but could not.

“I was sick, I was in the hospital,” the woman, who was getting chemotherapy, explained in court.

On Friday Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rosa Figarola agreed to let the children live with their grandmother and uncle in Broward County. She made one thing very clear.

“I want absolutely, absolutely no contact by these parents with these children, period, and no exceptions,” Figarola said.

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