Parents of 2-year-old found outside plan to fight charges

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The parents of a young girl who was found wandering around outside in the freezing cold temperatures, in only a diaper are planning to fight the charges against them.

Around 3 o’clock on Saturday, a two-year-old girl was found outside in the 9800 block of View High Drive, wearing only a diaper. A snow plow driver was driving by and noticed the child, who was outside in the front yard of a home. The driver who found the child, put the her inside of their vehicle and then contacted police. Police later determined the child had been outside for a minimum of 15 minutes in the cold.

The child’s parents were located inside their home, just a short distance away from where the child was found. Police also observed other conditions inside the home, but did not release details. Police said a child abuse hotline was also contacted. Both parents have been issued city charges.

On Sunday, a FOX 4 reporter visited the home of the girl's parents and spoke with them off camera. The young couple said they have two children, the two-year-old girl and a one-year-old. The father said he had put the two children down for a nap, and didn't hear the two-year-old girl sneak out of the door. He said he didn't realize anything was wrong until the police knocked on the door. He said his daughter never left their front yard, and that both he and the girl's mother plan to fight the charges against them.

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