Child removed from Rosemount homeUnsafe living conditions led police and social services to get involved
By: Alec Hogstad, Rosemount Town Pages
Two Rosemount parents had their child taken away from them earlier this year due to unsafe living conditions.
The police visited at the Rosemount home of Michael and Toni McGuigan on April 4, looking for an individual. According to a criminal complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney’s office, police repeatedly knocked on the door but no one answered. Police knew that social services had been involved in the past due to unsanitary conditions and hording issues in the home. Looking through the windows, they could see conditions in the home had again worsened. The next day police and a social worker returned to check on the welfare of a school-aged child living at the residence. When they arrived only Toni McGuigan, 55, was at the home and allowed police and the social worker inside. According to the complaint, the home was extremely cluttered to the point that some areas of the home were blocked off and there were only narrow paths to navigate through the rest of the home. The child was located at a friend’s house and was placed in foster care.
Michael, 56, and Toni have both been charged with neglect of a child and could face up to one year in prison and up to a $3,000 fine.