Grand jury to hear child abuse case against Ky. mother
Jackie Farah was charged last week with several counts of child abuse after 19 children were found alone in a filthy, un-air conditioned home.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -
A grand jury will hear the case against a Kentucky woman charged last week with several counts of child abuse after more than a dozen children were found alone in a filthy, un-air conditioned home.
Jackie Farah waived her right to a preliminary hearing Monday morning and a judge set her bond at $100,000.
Farah was arrested last Tuesday after 19 children, ranging in age from eight months to age 14, were found in her home in Bowling Green. The temperature at the time was in excess off 90 degrees and animal feces littered the floor.
The children were siblings and cousins. They are now in state custody.
According to the detectives, on June 27, the parents of the children asked a neighbor to keep an eye on the kids because they had to leave town for a night due to a family emergency.
Farah, the biological mother of some of the children, faces 14 counts of criminal abuse in the first degree and five counts wanton endangerment in the first degree.
She additionally faces animal abuse charges for the eight dogs and one cat also found in the home.
The investigation is ongoing and police said additional charges were possible.