Mom charged after boy found in dirty trailer
By Shawntaye Hopkins
A Pulaski County mother whose toddler was found living among flies, cat feces and garbage is expected to appear in court Monday for a hearing on a criminal abuse charge, authorities said.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office received a report Wednesday morning about a small boy standing at a broken window in a mobile home at Four Winds Trailer Park in Somerset, pulling and pushing on the broken glass.
Chief Deputy Larry Wesley went to the trailer park and found the small boy, younger than 2, standing at the broken window. The boy had dried blood on one of his hands from a cut he apparently received while handling the glass, according to the sheriff’s office.
Witnesses told law enforcement the child had been at the window periodically for about two hours.
Wesley knocked on the side of the trailer to awaken the child’s mother, Kahyleaha F. Alcorn, 27, and her boyfriend, who were asleep in another room.
Inside the trailer, Wesley was met by the stench of cat feces and garbage. The child was living among filth and flies, deputies said. And human feces were coming from the child’s dirty, disposable diaper.
The boy was immediately removed from the home and placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
Alcorn was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal abuse. She is being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday in Pulaski District Court, and she is expected to return to court 9 a.m. Monday.