Mother arrested for leaving kids alone in hot home

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Police in south central Kentucky have arrested a woman who is the mother of some of the 19 children who were left alone in a hot, filthy home near Bowling Green.

Police found the kids, including an infant, Monday night after they had been left in the home for a week.

The Daily News reports 32-year-old Jackie Farah has been charged with 14 counts of criminal abuse and five counts of wanton endangerment. Farah returned from Chicago on Tuesday and went to the Warren County Sheriff's office, where she was charged.

Farah has been jailed without bond.

The children were treated at a hospital and placed in state custody. A neighbor says there were 13 children living in the house before six cousins came to visit for the summer.


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