Man Is Arrested After Child Is Found Living In Filth

Officials say one man is in jail after Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies found a child living in filth in his home.

Officials say drugs were also nearby.

28-year-old Alan Parsons is charged with criminal abuse of a child, endangering the welfare of a minor, and drug possession.

The Paintsville Herald Reports deputies found the three-year-old starving and covered in lice and sores.

The child is now in the custody of social services.

Parsons is being held on a 10-thousand dollar bond while the grand jury considers the case.


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  • by Mom Location: Mt. Sterling, Ky. on Jan 20, 2009 at 08:35 PM
    I hope they hang him from the tallest tree!!!! This is going on all over our state & country, but for some reason, only a few get reported. I don't understand. Someone enlighten me PLEASE!!!
  • by Caring for Kids Location: E. KY on Jan 20, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    Another example of when a child should be taken permanently..the first time...no second and third chances for this loser!! Sadly, this child will probably be bounced from foster home to foster home and back to the parent, afer he has counseling..What a lot of hogwash!! This child needs to be placed with a caring family and left alone..otherwise another dysfunctional individual will be reared with no capability to form attachments and live a normal life...Get real Court System and Social workers...Stand up for these kids...
  • by Wheres the mother? Location: Johnson on Jan 19, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Where is the mother? She should be charged too. The child is a girl, not a him. Why didn't the grandparent of the father do something? They had to know the condition of the child? Is there not another child? Prayers for the baby and may she heal and find a good home.
  • by JUDY MULLINS Location: ELKHORN CITY on Jan 19, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    WHAT KIND OF PERSON COULD AND DID DO A CHILD THIS WAY,,PUT THE DRUGS AWAY AND THINK ABOUT THE BABY AND I HOPE HE NEVER GETS OUT OF JAIL ,BUT IN A WAY HE HAS IT MADE ...3 MEALS A BED JUST LAYING AROUND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by lee Location: kentucky on Jan 19, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    Things like this are happening everyday, and it is so sad. You would think people who know they dont want to take care of a child would look into methods of birth control, but they dont. Things would be much easier if these deadbeats would just let the children be adopted out, and if it didnt cost so much to adopt a child. By no means am I saying these people shouldnt buck up and take care of these children and be parents, but I know of so many people working good paying jobs that cant have children, and still cant afford to adopt. The cost is outrageous! But I hope this man feels the smae misery this child had to feel.
  • by concerned Location: Floyd on Jan 18, 2009 at 10:19 PM
    How could someone do that to a child, I have to agree with most..Mr.Parsons may get sent to jail, but probably let out way to soon..He sure don't deserve to have another child in his custody..And where was the mother..?...Children don't ask to be brought in to this world, So if bring one in you should be willing to take care of it...I have 3 children, and yes it's hard, but they have never gone without food, shelter, healthcare and love...Parents should devote thier lives to thier children, they are a gift from God...Look what drugs have done to this world...We need prisons built for nothing but drug users, dealers, and sellers...Probably wouldn't take long to fill them up but at least they could stay longer than a few months.....
  • by just me Location: harlan on Jan 18, 2009 at 07:51 PM
    i think that they should drug test all these that get food stamps and medical cards. most of these that are on drugs trade there food stamps to other people for money. and then the kids have to go without food . i see this around me alot.
  • by Katie Location: Harlan on Jan 18, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    Why blame the system? It is the sorry parents that are addicted to drugs and their dealers that are the problem. No doubt he was on public assistance. I think that the only thing that should be done as far as public assistance, if you draw Food Stamps, Ktap, SSI, Social Security (at a young age) or a state medical card you should be drug tested.... Some grandparents create the problem, because they are the leaders and are addicted to drugs and provide the children, so they too help create the problem....Not all children have good parents and grandparents to lean on....while some do.....I wish I could help to save every child that has had to live in these types of situations...My Fiance and I have tried several times to check into grants to build a camp or retreat for these children and no one seems interested....
  • by kathy Location: morehead on Jan 18, 2009 at 05:01 AM
    i pray for this child ,social workers need to do a better job ,this makes all of them look bad ,im sure there are some good ones out there,get the bad ones out
  • by unknown Location: ky on Jan 17, 2009 at 11:42 PM
    i think that this child did not deserve to be in the home as far as just her and the father there i also believe that the mother should be punished just as well as the dad is. but as far as the child being in a foster home i have nothing to say. PS. i love you baby girl and hope to see you again=[[
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