Louisville man accused of endangering the welfare of four children
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested a man after they say he left four children alone in a home.
It happened Wednesday afternoon at the home of 30-year-old Keith Lee Wade on Lafayette Drive, near the intersection of Georgetown Place and Berry Boulevard.
Police say they were called to that home after someone reported that four kids had been left alone inside. Once on the scene, officers say they spoke with a witness who said she was supposed to meet with the children's mother at 3 p.m. The witness allegedly told police that the kids were left alone in the home and immediately called police.
Police say they did indeed find four children -- ages 10, 5, 4 and 2 -- alone inside. According to the arrest report, officers stayed at the home for two hours before a guardian showed up -- so long, that they opted to notify Child Protective Services.
"The kids had no way of contacting their mother or father in case of an emergency situation," police say, adding that officers, "feared for the safety of the kids, and their health," given their ages.
Police say they determined that Wade was responsible for their child care and he was arrested and charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.
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