A couple in DeKalb County has been charged and convicted for endangering and abusing a child. The child with autism had been forced by the parents to live in utter filth. According to reports, she had been locked up in the cage which was extremely unclean and filthy.
A Veteran Stated That The Child’s Environment Was Extremely Unhealthy And Unhygienic
According to the veteran of the County Sheriff’s Department, the environment was extremely unsafe and unhealthy for even animals to live in. Deputies have tag the couple’s house as a house of horror. The deputies reported that the couple, Katrina and Debra England, lived in a home which was in quite a bad shape with no ceiling and animal feces caked to the floor. However, the state of the residence the 9-year-old child’s bunk bed had been turned into a cage.
While the couple refused to talk about the case there are reports from the police that speak about the horrendous incident. According to police reports, the woman admitted to locking up the child in the cage.
Child With Autism Punished For Autism Outbursts
The nine-year-old child with autism was even subjected to punishment when there autism outbursts. The abuses had been happening for months.
Neighborhood Linda Miller, who lived across the street, was surprised at the incident. Miller claimed that the event seemed unbelievable to her. According to Miller saw the mother “would put her daughter on the bus, she would walk her daughter out to the bus and then at night she was always there to meet her”
However, the family was anything but good. According to other reports, the child is safe and had been put in Missouri Children’s Division in custody. The department is looking for a placement for the child. Though the incident is horrifying, there is happiness in the fact that the child is finally away from the house of horrors.