Farmersburg Couple Arrested for Neglect of a Baby

Indiana State Police arrested a Farmersburg couple Thursday for the abuse and neglect of an eight-month-old baby.

Police say they began their investigation in May after receiving information from the Sullivan County Department of Child Services.

The mother, 25-year-old Nancy Sperling, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Austin Barnard, are facing felony charges of Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Bodily Injury and Neglect of a Dependent by Placing the Dependent In a Dangerous Situation.

Both Sperling and Barnard are being held in the Sullivan County Jail.