Tulsa child neglect case postponed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A preliminary hearing for a Tulsa man facing a child neglect charge after police found his 18-month-old daughter locked in a metal dog cage has been postponed until Jan. 16.

Police also found the man's naked 4-year old daughter outside on a cold November 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.

The Associated Press is not naming the father to protect the identity of the children.

According to court records, 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.

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