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Couple arrested in Indiana for having children ride in the back of a moving van

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Pennsylvania couple is facing charges in Indiana for traveling cross-country with their children packed in the back of a moving van along with more than a dozen cats.

They were caught in New Castle, Indiana after their relatives called police.  Troopers lifted the back hatch to find five children inside, ranging in age from 9 to 18.

They were crammed inside with 18 cats and all the family's belongings in an unheated storage area where the temperature was 32 degrees.

Sgt. John Bowling with the Indiana State Police explains, "They were wearing coats and they had sleeping bags but they had no way to communicate with their parents in the front of the truck."

Two other children were in the cab with their parents.  All of the kids are now with Child Protective Services.   The mother and father are behind bars in the Henry County Jail.

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