Police: Woman locked young children in bedroom at home while she was away on trip

Suspect is a Fort Carson solider
Posted at 9:23 PM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 10:51:51-04

FOUNTAIN, Colo. – A woman faces two counts of felony child abuse after she allegedly left her two young children locked in a bedroom while away on a trip.

It’s unclear exactly how long Kanesha Godin, 25, was away from the two children, but police say they were malnourished when they were discovered.

The Fountain Police Department says it was called to the home in the 100 block of Wellington Street on March 8 after a friend of Godin’s discovered the children weren’t being cared for.

Police say Godin had arranged for a friend to check on the children while she was gone, to feed them and to change their diapers. She had told the friend that a neighbor would be caring for the children day and night as well, according to the police department.

But the friend eventually discovered that there was no neighbor checking on the children and called police.

Officers obtained an arrest warrant for Godin on Tuesday, and she turned herself in. According to El Paso County jail records, her bond was set at $25,000 but she also has two active duty Fort Carson holds.

Godin is a Fort Carson soldier. The North Carolina native has been with the military for more than seven years.

Police did not say how old the children were or how long Godin was gone from her home.

She is next due in court March 16. Fountain police ask anyone with information on the incident to call them at 719-382-8555.


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