A Cole County couple has been charged with child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child today [Tuesday] after two small girls were found in the median of Highway 54 on October 10.
The two children were not wearing shoes and were wet due to rainy conditions.
Daniel Dubey and Christina Dubey were arrested at their home.
The children told investigators they had run away from the house on Rustic Lane, and that they had been threatened that they would be beaten or killed if they returned.
Both suspects are being held on a $100 thousand bond.