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Man Arrested After Toddler Found Among Hypodermic Needles

Last updated on Friday, February 1, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington Police found hypodermic needles and rotting food covering the floor of a hotel room in which a man and his 3-year-old son were residing.

Bloomington Police Department Lt. Steve Kellams says 23-year-old Zachary Frame was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of neglect of a dependent after officers found him and three other adults occupying a room they had reportedly broken into at University Inn.

Kellams says the room was covered in filth.

Police were called after receiving a complaint from the hotel's front desk clerk, who reported at about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday a man might have pushed a woman subject through the window of one of the rooms.

Police arrived at the University Inn, 2601 N. Walnut St., and went to the room in which the incident reportedly happened. They found no evidence that a woman had been pushed through a window.

Kellams says people inside the room had pushed a bed against the wall to barricade the door and police had to use force to enter.

Police arrested Frame, who was wanted on a previous warrant for theft. Then after seeing the conditions of the room and the child added additional charges.

Kellams says, Frame told police he was visiting Bloomington from Springville and climbed through the room's window, which was open, in order to escape cold temperatures. kellams says exposing the child to temperatures less than 20 degrees was another reason for the added charge.

Frame also admitted to having sex with a woman in the room while the child was present,

Kellams says the other adults found in the room were not arrested, but police advised them they were trespassing and told them to leave the property.

Indiana Child Protective Services were called and the child, who was not injured, was released to his mother, who Kellams says is married to Frame. The two are reportedly separated.

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