Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News World

Parents accused of locking six-year-old in dog cage overnight

A couple in Pennsylvania locked their children in a basement dog cage as punishment and even left their six-year-old inside a cage overnight.

Thirty-six-year-old Nicholas Chamberlain and 34-year-old Linda Chamberlain were charged on Friday, said police.

State police troopers said the investigation began on June 19 when police responded to a call of a child refusing to return home in Huntingdon County.

Police said the couple's 13-year-old child escaped to a neighbour's house to call police after the six-year-old was locked in the cage overnight.

The couple also have a 10-year-old.

Online court records do not list attorneys for the Chamberlains, who remain jailed on Monday and face a preliminary hearing August 3.

Both are charged with false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of children. Nicholas Chamberlain is also charged with simple assault.

AP

Read More

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph