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Couple Charged With Locking Son in Room for Two Years
NBC News ^ | 28 June 2014 | Elisha Fieldstadt

Posted on 06/28/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT by SouthernClaire

... State child services workers got a tip June 17 and found the boy in a dark room with only a mattress, a box spring and a plastic jar apparently used as a toilet, Gwinnett County police said in a statement. The boy had been in the room, without toys or books and without going to school for most of two years, and a lock was put on the outside of the door in January 2013, police said. Investigators found no signs of malnourishment or abuse to the 13-year-old or his nine siblings, who were not confined, according to police.

ALL 10 CHILDREN are in state custody. (Emphasis added.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childabuse; cult; georgia; homeschool; sorryarsedpeople
Ages of "Dad" and "Mom" are 33 and 37, respectively.

10 kids.

1 posted on 06/28/2014 4:11:08 PM PDT by SouthernClaire
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To: SouthernClaire

Who do they think they are? Boston Children’s Hospital?


2 posted on 06/28/2014 4:20:58 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: SouthernClaire
This is a bizarre. Apparently they had some money and a nice home.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 4:21:10 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Raycpa
Who do they think they are? Boston Children’s Hospital?

Ouch! Better put some ice on that!

4 posted on 06/28/2014 4:23:33 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde; Raycpa; SamAdams76

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/former-georgia-tech-star-surrenders-on-gwinnett-ch/ngTqz/

More detailed account.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 4:29:09 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: SouthernClaire
From the article: The boy said he was being punished for taking the family DVD player and lying about it...

Two years in a room for that! Now that he's out, he'll be surprised to learn that DVD players are obsolete and everybody is streaming their video to tablets and laptops over the Internet.

6 posted on 06/28/2014 4:44:20 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SouthernClaire

Was the kid getting in trouble? If he was acting like an Obama son, maybe his parents decided to lock him in his room. Granted, it wasnt the smartest way of punishing him!


7 posted on 06/28/2014 4:46:36 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SouthernClaire
"An undated family website shows deeply religious parents seemingly devoted to their flock of happy smiling kids and to their religion and “Yah,” a derivative of Yahweh."

Sounds like another cult

8 posted on 06/28/2014 4:50:02 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began)
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To: af_vet_1981

Man, and the gospel never called for this kind of bizarre thing.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 4:52:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Go to post #4 article, Ex. Pure abuse, IMHO.

I’m having to read and type quickly due to the combination of a storm and having ATT as our provider. Not a good mix.

I could be wrong (it would not be the hundredth time) but sounds like a case of absolute hatred for one child ... out of ten.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 4:53:24 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: af_vet_1981

Yep. “Deeply religious,” perhaps, but not in the Christian sense in any way.

I would like to see the materials they got their “religion” from regarding YHVH.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 5:00:10 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: af_vet_1981

t is a cult. The “Yah” followers (who call themselves Black Hebrews) have been involved in child abuse before. It’s a black supremacist cult.

There was a particularly horrible case in Harlem a few years back.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 5:39:54 PM PDT by livius
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“Investigators found no signs of malnourishment or abuse to the 13-year-old”

No abuse, really?


13 posted on 06/28/2014 5:42:58 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: SamAdams76

Depending upon what part of Gwinnett you might be surprised at the price of that house. Not as much as people from the northeast and west coast would think. I’d be surprised if it’s over $250K.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 5:46:28 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: headstamp 2

Ya know, Headstamp, that’s one of those things you read and then look again to be sure you read it correctly the first time.

If that were indeed the case - “found no signs of ... abuse” - why the charges in the first place? Why the story at all?

Reporting seems to have become a sport in which the writer takes a vantage point of her favored star. Facts are either neglected altogether or trumped up based solely on the whim of the cheerleader in favor of her quarterback.

“Just the facts, Ma’am.” We are not mindless idiots who cannot come to a reasonable conclusion based on facts. It gets tiresome having to dig through the rubble for them.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 6:06:59 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: SouthernClaire

What was the matter with the other kids that none of them tried to help?


16 posted on 06/28/2014 7:04:33 PM PDT by GOPJ (Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war... Freeper livius)
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To: headstamp 2

I’m with you... locking a kid in the basement for two years IS abuse...


17 posted on 06/28/2014 7:08:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war... Freeper livius)
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To: GOPJ

I’ll throw out two guesses in answer of your Q, GOPJ:

1) Afraid of the parents, and with apparent reason; or
2) They were taught to hate the kid.

Or both ... or neither.

It would seem that it would be impossible to ignore your sibling tucked away for 2 years, but then, that’s just me. Sounds like the parents were teaching some kind of “Thou shalt be condemned unto death in a room for misuse of the DVD player.”


18 posted on 06/29/2014 5:40:52 AM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: SouthernClaire

When I was a teenager, I did something boneheaded and my dad told me that I was grounded “forever.” Without even thinking, I replied, “Forever? That’s a long time!” We both stared at each other for about three seconds and then we both started laughing. I think I ended up getting grounded for about a week. Later, my dad told me that my reply was so funny, that he couldn’t stay mad and thus shortened my punishment.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT by fini
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THAT is funny! I can imagine the looks from one to the other.

Reminds me of a friend’s response: “Grounded??? It’s not like I fly off to school every day now.”


20 posted on 06/29/2014 12:20:12 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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I will read post 4. I was enjoying the weekend with the family since it was a bit hot. I should’ve put a cooling pool (instead of a HEATED pool) here. We went boating.


21 posted on 06/29/2014 3:00:19 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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If I was locked in the basmment for 2 years, I wouldn’t have minded. Growing up, in my basement was my model railroad layout, my brother’s slot car layout, 2 refrigerators, a freezer and my dad’s woodshop.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 3:09:24 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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Might a god idea to lock up some kids from 16-18


23 posted on 06/29/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Don’t feel too bad about the heated pool, Ex.

We had a company come Friday to install an in-ground storm shelter. They were due to return yesterday to install the door and finish the work. It rained, so they could not complete it.

Today, I thought for certain that we would be taken out by the winds of the storms. I stood looking out the window at the unfinished shelter thinking, “Boy, we are not just going to look dead. We’re going to look a special stupid kind of dead.”


24 posted on 06/29/2014 5:46:08 PM PDT by SouthernClaire (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: GeronL

And Liberals from 18 to 100...lol


25 posted on 06/30/2014 1:50:59 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SouthernClaire

Hope you get it finished soon...


26 posted on 06/30/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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