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2 faces charges after children found in truck

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 5:19am  ET

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia State Police say two people face charges after two young girls were discovered in the back of a U-Haul truck at an Interstate 81 rest stop in Rockingham County.

Forty-two-year-old Khalid Sheffield of Stockton, Calif., is charged with kidnapping by parent, child endangerment and drug offenses. His passenger, 36-year-old Kathleen Duenas of Birmingham, Ala., is charged with child endangerment and drug counts.

Sheffield is the father of an 11- year-old and Duenas is the mother of a 4-year-old found in the back of the truck. Police say a witness reported two visibly upset children being forced into the back of a vehicle Tuesday. Police found them locked inside with a makeshift bed and some food. Police say they also found marijuana and pills in the truck.

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