Teen With Disability Found Locked In Cage
PARIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two adults were arrested Monday in connection to a case involving a 19-year-old man with a disability who was found trapped in a bed cage that was chained shut in a Paris Township home last week.
A total of five individuals, including three adults and two children, have been removed from the home.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson reports that sheriff’s deputies arrested a 65-year-old female and 66-year-old male, both occupants of the home, on felony charges.
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“Both are charged with unlawful imprisonment, a 15-year felony charge and vulnerable adult abuse-third degree, a high court two-year misdemeanor,” Hanson stated.
According to a press release, Deputy Steve Bismack responded to the home Oct. 20 to investigate a civil dispute.
“Upon speaking with parties involved, permission was granted for Deputy Bismack to enter one of the bedrooms where the alleged victim, a 19-year-old mentally challenged male, was in a caged bed with the door on the cage chained shut,” the release states. “Deputy Bismack then contacted DHS (Department of Human Services) emergency center in which DHS personnel were dispatched to the scene. At about 10 p.m. that evening, two adults were removed. The following day court action ordered one more adult removed.”
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