LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man must appear before a judge to answer for the accusation that he allowed two children to be absent from school several years ago.

According to a criminal summons, 36-year-old Melvin "Joey" Isenhoward, "unlawfully and knowingly induced, assisted or caused minor children...to become habitual truants from Jefferson County Public School."

At the time, the children attended McFerran Elementary School.

The summons indicates that, between Aug. 13, 2007 and June 23, 2008, one of the children had 28 unexcused absences from school, and the other had 26.

Isenhoward was served the summons on April 7, by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.

He's charged with engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor.

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