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Published On: Mon, May 18th, 2015

Kentucky: Living ‘Off the Grid’ results in kids being taken from parents

Authorities have taken ten children from their parents in Kentucky for their off-the-grid lifestyle. According to Charisma News, the children were taken from a farm that had no running water or septic system and child is claiming abuse, both physical and sexual.

Parents Joe and Nicole Naugler said that they chose to live unconventionally and homeschool their children.
A police report claims the Nauglers refused to cooperate with police when their children were taken. The parents have been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct; they pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Joe Naugler insists that the family’s way of life is peaceful, but the Nauglers’ oldest son, Alex Brow, testified in a court hearing that he had been abused.
“I got all the beatings. I got most of the mental abuse. There was a lot of sexual abuse towards me. We had a very dysfunctional relationship,” Brow said.
Naugler family Kentucky kids taken homeschool off the grid“Allegations are that there is no running water and no septic and the mother and father refuse to cooperate with the Cabinet and police,” according to the police report posted on saveourfamily.org, a blog run by the Nauglers.

Joe Naugler writes on Facebook that the petitions made against his family were filed by a “known meth addict,” who held a grudge because Naugler unfriended him on Facebook.

Thousands of people across the country have voiced their support for the Nauglers, arguing that authorities do not respect their lifestyle.
Nicole Naugler wrote, “This is a choice. Intentional. And the children have been involved in these decisions. In short. We just wanted a simpler life. It’s not for everyone but we love it.”
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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. paul McMbrei says:

    Welcome to the police state Kentucky. You’re about 20 years behind the northeast. give it another 20 and your livelihoods will have been completely stripped and they will have made you all criminals. For their financial benefit of course. “We and They”

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