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A Bardstown man has been arrested and charged with allegedly abusing children by allowing them to live in a home in Taylor County contaminated with feces.
James Curtsinger, 27, of 9090 Bloomfield Drive, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 1:20 p.m.
According to court records, Curtsinger allegedly allowed to children to live in the home, where they were found with fecal matter on their bodies on Oct. 25.
He was charged with six counts of second-degree criminal abuse. The charge is a Class D felony, punishable by as much as five years in prison on each count.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Nov. 16. He was appointed a public defender and bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000 because records state the children are now in a secure environment. He was ordered to not have contact with the children.
On Wednesday, the charges were held to a Taylor County grand jury for possible indictment.
Campbellsville Police Captain Patricia Thompson investigated.