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Frankfort parents indicted in 'horrendous' case of child neglect

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Frankfort parents are facing serious charges in what the Franklin County Sheriff calls one of the most horrendous cases of child neglect he's ever seen.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Andrew and Kimberly Powell have both been indicted on charges of first degree criminal abuse after their three children were found in a filthy trailer, malnourished.

Investigators say they first learned of the condition of the children -- ages 2, 4 and 6 -- in July, when someone complained that they were being neglected. 

When authorities checked into the matter, they allegedly discovered the children living in "deplorable conditions" in a dark trailer at a mobile home park, near the corner of Georgetown Road and Redding Road, in Frankfort.

The children had allegedly been subjected to cruel confinement and were not given access to proper food, clothing or medical attention. Investigators say the windows of the trailer were covered, and the interior was infested with bugs, and had a strong odor of feces and urine. According to authorities, the children had caked feces on their hands and fingernails. 

Investigators say the children had not seen a doctor in 2-3 years, and that they were both malnourished and developmentally delayed. 

Both Andrew and Kimberly Powell were arrested and are currently being held in the Franklin County Detention Center. The children are in the custody of the state.

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