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Louisville father accused of leaving 7-year-old in "sub-standard" conditions

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Jason Tanner (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jason Tanner (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville father is facing felony charges after police say he left his 7-year-old son home alone in sub-standard living conditions.

According to an arrest report, officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department were sent to a home on Standard Avenue, near S. 22nd Street, just before 8 p.m. Wednesday after they received a report that a child had been left home alone. When officers arrived, they allegedly found a 7-year-old boy alone with no access to running water, food or restroom facilities. Police say the child had been using a bucket to go to the bathroom.

The boy was taken to the Home of the Innocents.

The child's father, 41-year-old Jason L. Tanner, came home roughly two hours later, according to police. He was arrested and charged with abandonment of a minor, endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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