Out In The Storm

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:09am

Mother accused of locking two children out during severe weather.

A Louisville, Kentucky mother is facing charges after police say she left her two children outside during Monday's storms.

Detectives say 23-year-old Ashley White was sleeping inside home while her kids, ages 1 and 3, were locked outside.

Police say people saw the children, knocked on the door, and didn't get an answer.

"They went over to the house after about 15 minutes tried to knock on the door see why these people were letting these kids outside," said Officer Carey Klain. "No one would come to the door they could clearly see that someone was in the house on the couch and not answering the door."

Police say the concerned citizens then took the children to their home and that's when police were called.

"Police finally got the mother awake she came to the door opened it for police and she didn't know where her children were," said Klain. "She thought they were in the home."

Klain said the children were filthy, their diapers needed to be changed, and they were hungry.

Child Protective Services were notified and the children were taken to the Home of the Innocents.

According to a police citation, White later admitted she is addicted to a narcotic pain medicine.

White is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

According to court records she is being held on a $5,000 bond and is expected in court April 6.
 

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