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2 arrested, accused of keeping children in 'deplorable conditions'

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Christopher Strickland (Source: LMDC) Christopher Strickland (Source: LMDC)
Debra Combs (Source: LMDC) Debra Combs (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man and woman are facing criminal charges, arrested just after midnight Tuesday and accused of breaking into a vacant home where their children were living in "deplorable conditions."

That is according to the arrest report that says six children, between the ages of 4 and 11 were staying in a home that "created a substantial hazard to (their) well being."

Police were called to a home in the 1800 block of Bank Street, in the Portland neighborhood, on a break-in call and said the children were sleeping on a dirty floor, covered in flies and trash, and the children used a bowl as a toilet.

Christopher Strickland, 33, whose listed address is in the same block of Bank Street, faces a burglary charge and six counts of wanton endangerment. Debra Combs was also arrested on six wanton endangerment charges.

Police say Strickland admitted to kicking in the door to the abandoned house. The children were placed with the Home of the Innocents.

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