An arrest warrant and criminal complaint have been issued against a Waupaca man, charging him with two felony counts of child abandonment. 24 year old Ernesto J. Newton also faces felony and misdemeanor counts of neglecting a child. The criminal complaint says Ernesto has shared custody of two children under the age of 7. The complaint alleges between September and December of last year, on multiple occasions, he would lock the children in a bedroom of a Manawa residence, then go out drinking for several hours, forcing the children to use a bucket in the bedroom for bathroom purposes. The complaint alleges on more than one occasion, Ernesto came home heavily intoxicated, and started cooking on the stove, only to fall asleep. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.