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02-03-10, 12:31 PM #1
Child Locked In Closet For Over A Year
BROWNSVILLE - Police say the parents of a 12 year-old girl forced her to live locked in a closet with no light and minimal contact with the outside world. Police say no one had a clue about the abuse, not neighbors or school officials, until the girl's brother spoke up. When police went to the family's home on the 400 block of Jo Ann Lane, they found the girl locked inside the closet.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS has video and pictures of the space were the girl was confined. She was allegedly only let out so she could go to school, eat, or use the bathroom during the day. The bucket in the space was her bathroom at night. Police say she was forced to clean it every morning.
We told neighbor Cynthia Santiago about the way the girl was forced to live. She knew something wasn't right when she saw police last week. "I just saw cops taking pictures and detectives. I don't know. That's a shock!"
Police say this was torture endured by the child for more than a year. The landlord tells us she didn't suspect any problems. She let us inside. Police say the room the girl was living in had no electricity and she would use the light coming through the cracks to do her homework."
The girl's mother told police she kept the girl locked up because she didn't want her stealing food from the refrigerator. But police say the girl needed to eat. They say she was malnourished and looked like an 8 or 9 year-old instead of 12.
Child Locked In Closet For Over A Year - KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS - The Rio Grande Valley's News Channel - Breaking News, Breaking Stories - RGV News
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02-03-10, 12:50 PM #2
02-03-10, 12:50 PM #3
Someone needs a serious ass- kicking.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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02-03-10, 03:31 PM #4
They deserve to be locked in a cell too.....for a very long time.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
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02-03-10, 04:15 PM #5
Mandatory brth control for both of them....and solitary confinement
02-03-10, 05:12 PM #6
Disgusting! Hopefully they will be locked up for a loooong time.
I wonder how old her brother is?...
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How did the school miss this? They pick up on a random bruise and scream child abuse, but this child is malnourished to the point she looks like she is 8 or 9? A year is a long time for a whole community to turn a blind eye.And Shepards we shall be,
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02-03-10, 09:45 PM #8No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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