Mother Accused Of Keeping Child In Filth Released From Jail

A judge is letting Kahyleaha F. Alcorn out of jail but she has a lot of conditions she must meet. Among them..she can't take her 2 year old child home with her.

Police say they found the 27 year old mother living in filth. Pictures released by police show a trailer filled with a mess of clothes strewn out all over floors, and a litter box and cat feces throughout the home. And they say Kahyleaha F. Alcorn is charged with a felony because her 2-year-old son had to live in it.

“The commonwealth has made it a crime not to protect children,” says Pulaski County Attorney Bill Thompson.

Police were prepared to outline the charges against Alcorn during a preliminary hearing Monday. But instead a deal was made for Alcorn to waive that hearing. Alcorn will get out of jail...without paying a bond.

“We're asking the court to allow her to sign herself out with her own signature,” Alcorn’s attorney asked Judge Kathy Wood during Monday afternoon’s court hearing.

Wood granted that, but with conditions put forth by the county attorney.

“She's not to have any visitation except through the department of social services,” Thompson requested. Alcorn’s son is currently in state custody.

Police said the toddler was found with bloody hands and that he had been standing in a broken window for hours. His diaper was full and overflowing.

The county attorney says Alcorn clearly committed a crime but there's also a fine line not to prosecute poverty.

“To be honest with you, poverty is not an excuse for the obligation to protect your children,” said Thompson.

The judge granted the release on part because police and attorneys said Alcorn has never faced any prior criminal charges.

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  • by clay Location: mt sterling on Aug 21, 2008 at 02:11 PM
    Given than kentucky government has surrendered to the dopers, crooks, and trasg, can we expect it to get better
  • by debbie Location: ky on Aug 21, 2008 at 05:19 AM
    People, lets not connect POOR-FILTH! Being poor is something we all deal with everyday, but being filthy is another. I am poor but I am clean. I work doing paint and wall-paper for carpenters, I have worked for the rich, and I have worked in some nasty RICH homes too! We have turned down jobs because of the filth we would have been exposed to. We worked in one home that was so nasty that the cat cleaned its own litter-box (into the floor) then played with its own turds! I hired another crew to come in and clean the place up so we could work, but this was A sweet and kind old lady that didnt have anyone who cared, but I cared. So lets not connect POOR-_FILTH!
  • by Tina Location: Ky on Aug 20, 2008 at 10:14 PM
    I think instead of putting this woman down, maybe they should be alot of prayers going never know what goes on behind closed doors..maybe this woman needs help and not by putting her down. maybe all of you that has put her down could lend her a helping hand.. The older ones should teach the how many are going to get in line to teach her how to care for her little child...I agree with the mother not getting to keep her child right now. but after she is taught and maybe education and a job...and some support she could be the mother she probable wonts to be.....Thank God this baby was not hurt badly...and the mother is getting a chance....GOD PLEASE HELP THIS WOMAN AND HER CHILD...
  • by jennifer Location: bell co. on Aug 20, 2008 at 08:46 PM
    Most people pray for babies and never get them and people that could care less get the most perious gift. I wish that we would have better judges, police officers, and social workers, you call to report someone many times they come and approve and leave if they don't want to do there job let someone who will do it, the kids are what is important. The world is a mess when the people who are suppose to protect you only protect there self. The only time you can get there attentance is when this happens, someone dies, or the news is called so how do we change this? GET NEW OFFICALS!! some one out of this state who wants to make a difference.
  • by Jennifer on Aug 20, 2008 at 08:36 PM
    How do people get by with this? Alot of other people live the same way and the kids suffer.. The officals that are suppose to watch out for them doen't or you report it and theygive a phone call, to warn them and approve it. It makes me sick I am a mother of two and I couldn't imagine doing anything like that there is no reason for that, drugs is taking over and the police and social workers sit back and do nothing, It makes me wonder about the morals that people have these days..
  • by Mary Location: Kentucky on Aug 20, 2008 at 05:01 PM
    Society dictates that we must put garbage in bags before we put it in the Herbie. Such fruitless things like this is what keeps the poor person broke and garbage personnel clean. Parents are not teaching their kids correct hygiene and morales these days and all teachers want is their classroom full of goodies. Crack down on teachers, garbage personnel and parents and you will find better kids.
  • by chris Location: lexington on Aug 20, 2008 at 03:06 PM
    why would you let a kid live like that
  • by Rob Location: Lexington on Aug 20, 2008 at 02:25 PM
    I am just glad she was taking care of the cat,otherwise she would have gotten 10-20!! Who cares about the kid, as long as the animals live better...what a state we live
  • by Charles Location: floyd county on Aug 20, 2008 at 01:19 PM
    First of all why does she have pets? She could spend the money on her child and to give himn a place to live instead of taking in cats. Second of all I noticed a car in the yard if she drives she can get a job somewhere. I hear Mcdonalds or walmart hires everyday. I think she needs to grow up and take some responsibility and take care of her child. If you can't afford them don"t have them
  • by Annie Location: Morehead on Aug 20, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    Being poor is not a sin nor is it a crime. With all the service agencies out there I simply can't believe that this woman did not know about them. I truly hope that she attends parenting classes or her parental rights are terminated because it doesn't seem like she has any parenting skills at all. I've seen animals take better care of their offspring than this woman did hers!
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