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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"Texas couple say they locked up son out of fear he is rapist"

From Reuters:

A Texas couple accused of locking up their son in an apartment garage for at least four years did so because they feared he was a rapist who put his family and community in danger, their lawyer told a bail hearing on Friday.

Dane Thyssen, 39, and his wife Jenifer Thyssen, 40, of the Austin suburb of Dripping Springs, were arrested this week and charged with the illegal confinement of their 22-year-old son in a shed-like structure with boarded-up windows.

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