Man arrested for sleeping in storage unit with his babies
JOHNSON COUNTY, Kansas (KCTV) — The man police arrested for sleeping in his storage unit with his babies went in front of a judge at Johnson County Courthouse on Friday.
Justin Rey has been charged with two counts of child endangerment and two counts of contributing to a child’s misconduct.
Today, he told the judge all the claims written in the complaint against him are false.
“I mean, none of this has even happened,” Rey said.
“Like I said, it’s probably something you need to talk to your attorney about, okay?” the judge said.
Officers arrested Rey on Tuesday after they found him and his two infants inside a storage unit at the U-Haul facility at 9250 Marshall Drive in Lenexa.
Officers were called out just before 7 p.m. for a welfare check after receiving reports that people were sleeping there.
Police said the babies had no food, diapers, or a place to sleep.
However, Rey insists he’s innocent.
“These are allegations, not that you’re guilty of the charges,” the judge explained.
“Your officers had held me from being able to even tend to my children,” Rey said.
That same day, officers discovered human remains inside a storage unit on the property.
Lenexa police said that case has been turned over to Kansas City, Missouri police to be investigated separately.
Rey is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.
He is expected to be back in court on Thursday.