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Police: Coralville dad drunk, passed out while watching kids

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) -

A Coralville man was charged with child neglect after he allegedly passed out from drinking while caring for two young children.

Coralville Police arrested Henry Rempt, 52, on Sunday night after a 2-year-old and 4-year-old he was supposed to be watching left the home and were found wandering the streets alone.

Criminal complaints say both of the kids had feces on them and said that "papa fell asleep."

Police say when they came to his home he appeared to be drunk, and he wouldn't speak to he police officers.

The mother of the children says that Rempt was supposed to be watching the kids, and that she didn't know he'd been drinking.

Rempt was booked in the Johnson County Jail on Sunday night. He's charged with a parole violation, two counts of child endangerment and public intoxication. 

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