TULSA, Okla. —
A Tulsa man facing a child neglect charge after police found his 18-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage in November is to have a preliminary hearing.
The Associated Press is not naming the father, whose hearing is Wednesday, to protect the identity of the children.
Police also found the man’s naked 4-year old daughter outside on a cold afternoon and him asleep in a drug or alcohol “induced stupor” after a neighbor called authorities. A third child was asleep in another room.
The children were placed into the custody of the Department of Human Services.
A man by the same name and the same birth date was given a suspended sentence in August after pleading guilty to possession of a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine, court records indicate.
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