London PD: Arrested man locked children in bedroom at night

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LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Officers in London say they arrested 26-year-old Kenneth Martin on Wednesday after receiving a complaint about a parent locking their children in their bedroom at night.

Police say they went to the home to investigate, and gained consent to look inside the residence.  Officers say they saw a dead bolt lock on the bedroom door where two children stayed, and advised Martin that it would have to be removed.  Police say when they returned to check on the children, they found the lock removed, but say the door had been tied shut instead, with the children inside.

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Officers arrested Martin, charging him with criminal abuse of a child.  He was taken to the Laurel Co. Detention Center.

The children were taken by Social Services.