Wednesday, February 15, 2006
A Huron County, Ohio couple who kept some of their 11 adopted special-needs children in wood-and-wire cages was indicted Tuesday on multiple counts of child endangering. The therapist who counseled the children and testified for the couple at a December hearing was also indicted. Each of the three was charged with 16 counts of third-degree felony child endangering; eight counts of first-degree misdemeanor child endangering; five counts of first-degree misdemeanor falsification, and one count of perjury, a third-degree felony. The children, ages 1 to 15, were removed from their home September 9 after authorities found the cages inside the residence. Source: Steve Murphy, Toledo Blade, toledoblade.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited February 15, 2006, reo).