2 malnourished children found locked inside bedroom in Fountain

Fountain Home
The home in Fountain where police found the two children locked inside a bedroom. / Kalyn McMackin -- FOX21 News

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — The mother of two children found locked inside the bedroom of a Fountain home is being held on two counts of felony child abuse.

Police say 25-year-old Kanesha Godin, a Fort Carson soldier, was away on a trip and had arranged for a friend to check on the children once a day, feed them and change their diapers.

Kanesha Godin
Kanesha Godin / Fountain Police Department

Neighbors say the children are a 3-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy.

According to authorities, Godin had told the friend she had a neighbor providing childcare throughout the day and night while she was out of town.

Police say the unidentified friend contacted authorities after seeing the children in a malnourished condition and learning there was no neighbor caring for them.

It’s unknown how many days Godin had left the children alone in the home.

An arrest warrant was issued for Godin on Tuesday, March 14. She turned herself in to the Fountain Police Department.

Neighbors tell FOX21 she drank frequently and one time went to the liquor store and left her children home alone.

A former babysitter also said the child’s room had a padlock on the outside of it. When she went into the house a day after the most recent incident, she said the children’s room was dirty “with feces on the wall.”

She added that Godin had text her asking her to cover her story of asking a neighbor to look out for her children.

Godin has been serving in the military for nearly 8 years, according to Fort Carson officials.

If you have any information regarding this incident, call Fountain police at 719-382-8555 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 634-7867.




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