Father arrested after girl found walking alone in Pulaski County

Photo: Pulaski County Detention Center
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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Pulaski County authorities say they have located the parents and identified the little girl who was found walking alone barefoot near a highway.

The child was found walking alone in the Grundy Road/Kuhnapfel area around 12:45 p.m. Monday. She only had a diaper on. A person mowing the lawn alerted authorities after seeing her.

It took authorities more than two hours to figure out who the girl belonged to. Deputies found the father, James Tyler Neal, after the child's mother contacted him by phone.

Neal is charged with criminal abuse of a child under 12. He was booked in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

We have removed the photo of the child, as Pulaski County authorities have taken down their social media post.

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