Police Free Child Locked In Closet
Associated Press - Sat 06:15 AM 06/23/2012
Kansas City police have arrested a woman after finding her 10-year-old daughter locked in a filthy closet.
The Kansas City Star reports officers freed the girl after responding Friday morning to a call to a child abuse hotline. The officers reported that the girl was alone in the apartment inside a closet reeking of human waste.
The girl was taken to a hospital to be checked out. Officers later found the girl's 29-year-old mother and jailed her on suspicion of child abuse. The mother's live-in boyfriend was also arrested.
Two other children have been placed in protective custody.