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Posted on 11/08/2012 2:16:45 PM PST by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Teenage boy and girl 'locked in basement for a month to teach them discipline' by adoptive parents
A teenage boy and girl were imprisoned in a basement by their adoptive parents for a month, it has been claimed.
The 13-year-old girl and a boy, 14, were allegedly being disciplined by the couple who were charged on Wednesday with child abuse and false imprisonment.
Paul Alan Drake, 45, and his wife JoAnn Marie, 44, only allowed the children out of the basement to go to school in Ankeny, Iowa.
Ankeny police chief Gary Mikulec told MailOnline via email that when the children arrived home from school, they were required to go down into the basement. Their parents would push breakfast and dinner under the locked door.
Paul and JoAnn Drake told authorities that the children needed discipline due to behavior problems.
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Reminds me of the book, “Flowers in the Attic” (V C Andrews).
Did it work? I've got a couple of those...
I suspect Mom & Dad are now going to get locked in a small space but won’t be let out to do anything.
That depends. If they are biological brother and sister, it might.
But if these two kids are not biologically related, you could have other problems.
Now who’s gonna raise the baby?
If they had internet they probably didn’t notice.
Locking kids in any room is a bad idea- how would they get out in the event of fire?
How do these people make it past the home study?
We don’t have a conviction here. So far we have two teen foster kids making this claim. Might not be true or be exaggerated. Troubled teens have been known to do that.
We have good friends whose teen daughter called the cops on her dad lying that he beat her. She did it because he wouldn’t let her do something she wanted to do. The cops figured out the truth but it was a horrifying orderal for the dad.