http://newsok.com/tinker-couple-faci...?tm=1218863243OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City couple faces child neglect charges after they allegedly locked their children in a filthy room for more than 14 hours.
Oklahoma County prosecutors charged Christopher Culver Bowman and Rebecca J. Bowman with the felony, which carries a prison term of up to life if they're convicted. Neither was in custody as of today.
According to court papers, the Bowmans' 3-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son were found inside a bedroom at an apartment on Tinker Air Force Base that had been tied shut with a green cord.
An affidavit says the apartment had dirty laundry, rotting food and trash strewn about.
The children were taken into protective custody July 11th after a neighbor alerted authorities the children had been locked in their bedroom unattended.
A sheriff's spokesman said Christopher Bowman is a member of the Air Force, but officials at Tinker couldn't be reached to confirm his status.
.Squalid conditions have landed a 3-year-old girl and an 18-month-old boy in protective custody and led to charges against their parents.
Christopher Culver Bowman and Rebecca J. Bowman, both 24, were charged Friday with child neglect, a felony that carries up to life in prison if they are convicted.
Their children were taken into protective custody July 11 after a neighbor at Tinker Air Force Base told authorities they had been locked in their bedroom unattended, according to court papers.
Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy John Cothran wrote in an affidavit the children had been confined to the filthy room for more than 14 hours.
There were fresh and dried feces on the floor, walls and bedding in the children's room, the affidavit states