Woman Accused Of Tying Up Children

A Bullitt County woman is behind bars, accused of chaining her children up in the basement.

Barbara Hancock was arrested after her 12-year-old daughter ran to a neighbor's house, to tell them she'd been tied-up. Police say she had wounds on her wrists and ankles.

Police say Hancock and her boyfriend, who has not yet been identified, would chain her children when they misbehaved.

The Courier Journal reports Hancock and her boyfriend are charged with first degree criminal abuse.

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