Idaho live-in nanny ‘gave METH to 13-year-old in her care, slept in the same bed as her and gave then teen Mike’s Hard Lemonades without telling her they were alcoholic’
- Wanda May Mansfield, 34, has been charged with injury to a child, as well as possession of a controlled substance, which are both felonies
- The live-in nanny allegedly shared a bed with a 13-year-old girl due to bedbugs
- She also allegedly smoked weed and possibly meth with the girl and allowed the teenager to drink Mike’s Hard Lemonade, thinking it was regular lemonade
- Social workers observed a household that was unsafe and filled with pet feces
- The victim’s father refutes the claims about bedbugs and the filth in the house
- Mansfield faces up to 17 years in jail if she is convicted on both charges
Wanda May Mansfield, 34, has been arrested and charged with injury to a child, as well as possession of a controlled substance. Both crimes are felonies.
She is being investigated for sexual misconduct and baggies found in Mansfield room are being tested by the Idaho State Police Forensics Laboratory.
Mansfield has been accused of sharing a bed with a 13-year-old girl due to problems with bedbugs. She allegedly used a debit card from the girl’s father to buy adult products online.
Wanda May Mansfield, 34, has been arrested and charged with two felony crimes
She is also being accused of encouraging the girl to use drugs, while encouraging the girl to hide it and lie about it to her father.
The girl admitted in court documents that she carried around a blowtorch to use for s’mores, though it’s not clear if Mansfield allegedly put her up to that.
She also said that she drank Mike’s Hard Lemonades, which have alcohol in them, thinking that they were just normal lemonades.
She allegedly shared a bed with the 13-year-old she was taking care of in Idaho
Child Protective Services called the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office on April 2 to report problems with Mansfield, sometimes known as Wanda Kimball.
Deputies then spoke to the principal of the school the unidentified girl attended, who were directed to turn to social workers.
The Pocatello Police Department went to the girl’s home on April 7, where they were shown Mansfield’s room.
While conducting a search, they found smoking devices, marijuana, an empty bag police believe may have contained methamphetamine, and an empty pill bottle without a prescription label.
In an affidavit obtained by EastIdahoNews.com, social workers expressed concern about the safety of the 13-year-old girl’s home.
They observed animal urine and feces inside of the home. There was also the presence of painkillers due to a surgery underwent by the father.
One of the allegations is that Mansfield allowed the girl to drink hard lemonade and believe that the lemonade was non-alcoholic
The father, who was also not identified, claims that he is the one who contacted authorities to make allegations against Mansfield.
He also told the news outlet that there were no bedbugs and cited the training of a new puppy as the reason for the urine and feces.
‘I acted right away to defend my daughter,’ the father said.
Pictured: The Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction in the case
The girl told two social workers at her school that she smoked ‘weed’ with her nanny for the first time around January 21, and proceeded to smoke with her four or five more times.
But she also told the social workers that she smoked ‘weed crystals’ by lighting the bottom of a glass bong, which is the way meth is typically consumed.
The ‘weed crystals’ led her and Manfield to stay up throughout the night, the girl said.
If convicted on the two felony charges, Mansfield could face up to 17 years in prison, as well as $65,000 fines.