Gainesville, FL (July 23, 2019) – On Wednesday, police discovered a little girl wandering alone on the street in her bare feet and have since arrested a man on child neglect charges.
The father was identified as 36-year-old Kevin Kleinknight, who allegedly smoked cannabis before leaving his children who were 10 years old and younger at home for over an hour. An officer discovered his 4-year-old little girl running on a sidewalk and tried to locate her parents and home. However, when doing so, he found that only children were at home.
The house was in poor condition with dirty clothing and trash all over the floor, according to deputies. Police located the phone number of the parents. Kleinknight’s wife answered and claimed that he was picking her up from work and that they were on their way home.
Kleinknight and his wife admitted that the children were left at home every day as he went to take her to and from work. Even though the wife’s work was only a 5-minute drive away, it took him an hour to come back home.
The children have since been placed in the care of family members due to the condition of the home.
Kleinknight has since been charged on child neglect charges and remains in the Alachua County Jail at this time.
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