WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu July 5, 2012
Arrest Made in Warren County Abandoned Children Case
The biological mother of some of the 19 children found abandoned in filthy living conditions earlier this week has been arrested. Thirty-two year old Jackie Farah was taken into custody late Tuesday afternoon and charged with 14 counts of criminal abuse first degree and five counts of wanton endangerment first degree.
She was driving back to Bowling Green from Chicago and was instructed to go to the Warren County sheriff's office for questioning.
The 19 children ranging in age from eight months to 14 years old were discovered living unattended for a week at 130 Kingston Way in Bowling Green earlier Tuesday. There was no food in the house or air conditioning during the triple digit heat wave. All were medically evaluated and are in the custody of the Department of Child Based Services.
The sheriff's office says other adults are still being sought for questioning and their investigation is continuing.