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Mother charged with abuse after child found in zip ties

Mother charged with abuse after child found in zip ties

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) – A woman was arrested after reportedly being found under the influence, but the Kentucky State Police says further investigation revealed criminal abuse of her own children.

According to Troopers, a report came in around 11:15 p.m. on Thursday about a woman passed out behind the wheel of her vehicle with a child nearby. When police went to the scene on Bourbon Road in Somerset, they found 33-year-old Roxanna Williams under the influence in her car. She was taken into custody.

Troopers also found the child, and called social services. Upon further investigation, police say they discovered Williams may had left her three other children at home alone.

Officers then went to the home on Leaf Lane and found the children. Troopers say one of them, a 4-year-old, was discovered with her ankles bound with zip ties. Police say the child was also in poor health.

The children were placed in protective custody with social services and taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment.

Williams was charged with DUI, wanton endangerment, assault, criminal abuse, possession, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment.

She was taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center.