A woman in Clark County was arrested Monday morning after police found her passed out, drunk and covered in urine with a child underneath her.
A Winchester police officer went to 27 Oliver Street shortly after midnight to investigate a report of a woman trying to harm five children, according to police.
The officer found the entrance door wide open and three children younger than 5 inside unmonitored. The officer entered the home when a family member arrived and found Esther A. Johnson, 31, in her bedroom with a child under her.
A 9-year-old ran about a mile to get help from relatives, according to the arrest citation. The child said Johnson placed her face into a pillow and wouldn’t let her up, and pushed her in the face multiple times while threatening physical abuse, according to police.
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The child said Johnson also did the same to a 1-year-old.
Johnson was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and five counts of endangering the welfare of a minor. She was booked into the Clark County jail. Johnson was scheduled be arraigned at 1 p.m. Monday. Social services was called, and the children were taken from Johnson.
Johnson is the sole caretaker of the children, according to police.