Maplewood couple gets probation for raising baby in "putrid" home [PHOTOS]

Categories: Bad Parents, Crime
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Clayton, complete with swastika tattoo on his arm, shares a moment with Rebecca (left). At right, their mugshots.
This week, Rebecca Koecher and Clayton Johnson were sentenced to two years of probation for raising their 1-year-old son in a "putrid" Maplewood home.

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The couple's sad legal saga began when Clayton drunkenly pounded on his landlord's door on February 4. When police arrived at Rebecca and Clayton's residence to see what the fuss was about, they encountered a scene that would prompt authorities to prohibit them from having contact with their child for nearly three months.

According to the criminal complaint, Clayton struggled with officers when they arrived at the home. The Pioneer Press tells the story from there:
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Clayton and Rebecca with their son.
Maplewood police found Koecher, 23, in a garbage-filled, "putrid" home... [she was] lying "almost atop" her 22-month-old son. Police found an empty vodka bottle on the floor by the bed.

Officers were overcome with the smell of rot when they entered the residence. They saw dirty laundry and food on the floor and table. Dirty diapers were found throughout the home. The refrigerator contained only condiments and an expired carton of eggs. Mold grew in the freezer. A seemingly plugged toilet was brimming with waste.
During sentencing, Koecher said she's been in treatment and owned up to making mistakes, the PiPress reports. The no-contact orders barring both parents from seeing their child were also lifted.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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54 comments
dinora188
dinora188

These are two sick individuals.

mercedesjarroyo
mercedesjarroyo

And Rebecca has a half dozen arrests as well. Nice parents these two are.

mercedesjarroyo
mercedesjarroyo

This yo-yo Clayton Johnson has more than a dozen arrests under his belt already.

chrismail74
chrismail74

Apuhson, I couldn't agree with you more...no child should be raised like that - and my heart, too, goes out to that boy.  

It sounds like the mom, at least, has gone thru some rehabilitation. I hope and pray she - or someone - takes good care of her boy.

Boogie
Boogie

Tattoos and scumbags go hand in hand.

apuhson
apuhson

What a nightmare. My heart goes out to their child.

hippychick
hippychick

Someone did report them to CPS.  I did.  Ramsey County did nothing at all.   This couple is sick.  And the young man (I use that way loosely) doesn't know the meaning of Aryan or antisemetic.  He's totally ridiculously dumb.  The grandparents were aware and did absolutely not one thing about it.  In fact, one of those grandparents has the kid now.  So, yeah.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Yea!! We found white trash to beat up on! Now we can ignore black and asian thug baby daddies!!

Let white guilt run free. 

Yes they are trash, Aaron, where are the daily stories of the same thing happening in N and S mpls? Or is it just so common you don't even bother anymore?


Nate Douglas
Nate Douglas

Nice white aryan values.... Proud to be something but living worse that a pig. -And they breed! Omg, we're all fucked!

Nikki Hecht
Nikki Hecht

Put him in a jail cell full of Jews.

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

and they get the kid back??? they will be in the news again, i fear...

swee2th
swee2th

Dude looks like he has Down's Syndrome. Ironic then that Hitler would have sent this guy laughing all the way to the gas chamber, swastika tattoo be damned.

Stacey Kennedy
Stacey Kennedy

I thought dude had been in a fight but nope, those are weeping scabs all over his face. Nasty nasty nasty!!!

Oscar
Oscar

And let me guess...the public is paying their hospital bills for having the baby?

Alec Zender
Alec Zender

Wouldn't be saddened if his skull was smashed by an ATM, Louise.

Tess Barklow
Tess Barklow

I almost threw up in my mouth reading this article. Sad how ppl can produce kid(s) but not take responsibility for their actions or in this case their innocent kid or even pick up after themselves. I don't care if she has made mistakes everyone does! They shouldn't get the baby back cuz it won't change they will still live like pigs.....

scott.luse
scott.luse

The guy has scabs of a heavy Meth user.

Erin Denman
Erin Denman

I stand corrected. I didn't read the caption on the picture.

Alicia Allen
Alicia Allen

"Clayton, complete with swastika tattoo on his arm, shares a moment with Rebecca (left). At right, their mugshots"

Jason Smith
Jason Smith

You know what else I think is gross? "PiPress".

Leticia Moreno
Leticia Moreno

How disgusting. So sad for this baby. Embarrassing for this child when he grows up....And for all who know these two.

Shawn Clark
Shawn Clark

he has a cross on his chest .and a swastika on his arm. take the kids and let them live in the gutter were they belong.Trash

Veronica Plumley
Veronica Plumley

What's sad is that they'll probaly get their son back and still be horrible parents... :-(

awportfolio
awportfolio

@Boogie  That's a BS conclusion, it's uneducated, uncultured and plain old ignorantes. 

shauna06112
shauna06112

So what's your point? Just because they are white we should ignore what happened? This goes beyond race. It's about reusing a child from parents woefully incapable of taking care of a child.

Hopefully they get treatment, clean their home, and get their kid back (regardless of their ignorant social beliefs).

mercedesjarroyo
mercedesjarroyo

@CinBlueland  

Are these your relatives? Why shoot the messenger. These two whackos are sick and you are pointing fingers?

keny1
keny1

@CinBlueland Well, in Rupar's defense, he does post stories about minority crime (as well as descriptions of the suspects as well as photos if they are arrested). The same cannot be said of the local NBC and CBS affiliates. So you really can't fault Rupar on that one.


digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Nikki Hecht how many jews do you think are in prison? other than crokked accountants and what not

carlray
carlray

@Marc Spencer I fear your right sir there is no excuse for kids to have to live in that we can only hope they have seen the error of there ways and straighten up

apuhson
apuhson

@swee2th Way to take a swipe at folks with special needs! Yay for your whole new level of dehumanizing others! 

rexpress99
rexpress99

@Jen Rodoni  What's even sadder is that the city or authorities will probably give this child back to these morons and we'll be reading about the death of this beautiful baby some time from now. Leopards don't ever change their spots and neither do morons. Give this baby to someone who cares. PLEASE!!!!!!

Miserys_Company
Miserys_Company

@keny1 @CinBlueland Funny how some moron always has to make it about race issues to distract from the immediate circumstances of the situation and individuals involved. There is no racial selection involved. Things are report as they occur.

swee2th
swee2th

@apuhson @swee2th It's a swipe at this Nazi piece of shit who's possibly a deranged hypocrite as well... just staing facts. Chill.

scott.luse
scott.luse

I hope he was beaten by the cops. He deserves one hell of a lot worse.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@mikeeratsucksalot excellent troll attempt, i am embarrased by my incompetance. funnier than your name, pretty sure i saw you yesterday fkn with your truck and bike tires some shit. ratty shit, loved it 

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