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Father, 31, is arrested after police lock up his two children, two and three, in a basement

Father, 31, is arrested after police find his two children aged two and three, locked in a basement surrounded by meth and marijuana in Kentucky’s filthy house

  • Austin Fuqua was arrested Saturday morning after delegates conducted a welfare check at a house in Owensboro, Daviess County
  • His two and three year old children were found locked up in the basement
  • Officials said the children were unclean and surrounded by drugs

A father was arrested after his two children were found locked up in a basement surrounded by meth and marijuana paraphernalia at his dilapidated Kentucky home.

Austin Fuqua, 31, was arrested Saturday morning after delegates were called to his address in Owensboro to check on his two and three year old children.

The children were found locked up in the basement, which was littered with dangerous objects, including methamphetamine and marijuana equipment, police said.

Daviess County officials said the house was run down and the children had poor hygiene, WBTV reported.

Austin Fuqua was arrested Saturday morning after delegates were called to his address in Owensboro to check on his two and three year old children

Austin Fuqua was arrested Saturday morning after delegates were called to his address in Owensboro to check on his two and three year old children

Fuqua is being held in the Daviess County Detention Center, charged with two allegations of deliberate threats, two allegations of danger to the well-being of a minor, two allegations of illegal prison terms, two allegations of criminal abuse and drug possession allegations.

He is being held on a $ 100,000 bond and will appear in court today.

It stems from the growing fear that lockdown orders issued in the United States will cause more domestic abuse.

Fuqua was arrested Saturday morning at his home on Cambridge Drive (photo) in Owensboro, Daviess County

Fuqua was arrested Saturday morning at his home on Cambridge Drive (photo) in Owensboro, Daviess County

Fuqua was arrested Saturday morning at his home on Cambridge Drive (photo) in Owensboro, Daviess County

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), which usually receives a whopping 2,000 calls a day, said that from March 10 to March 24, 951 callers called the corona virus while reporting abuse.

Crystal Justice, the chief marketing and development officer at NDVH, said The Guardian last month: ‘We hear from survivors how Covid-19 is already being used by their abusive partners to further control control and abuse, how Covid-19 is already affecting their ability to access support and services such as shelter access counseling, various things they usually leaned on in their community. ‘

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