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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville mother was taken into custody over the weekend after police say she left her two infant children alone with no food in a home infested with bugs.
According to an arrest report, the children were found alone in the home Sunday morning.
Police say they were called to a home on McCawley Road, near the intersection of Preston Hwy. and Minors Lane, shortly after 10:30 a.m., after they received a report that two children -- ages 3 and 4 -- were inside the home with no adults.
When officers arrived, they did find two children alone, with no adult supervision, according to the arrest report. Police say the children had no food, and the only consumable goods in the home were two baby bottles full of orange soda.
"The residence is filthy, with evidence of live insect infestation all about," police say.
The children could speak very little English, according to the arrest report.
Police say they were able to find a phone number for the children's mother, 29-year-old Veronica Uarez-Quixan, and call her. When she returned home, she allegedly told police that a neighbor was supposed to be watching the children.
Uarez-Quixan had been at work for five hours, according to the arrest report.
The children were taken to the Home of the Innocents.
"The conditions of the home and the fact that they were intentionally left alone put them in danger of serious physical harm or death," the arrest report states.
Uarez-Quixan was arrested and charged with two counts of abandonment of a minor and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.