Parents accused of locking six-year-old child in dog cage overnight
A couple in Pennsylvania locked their children in a basement dog cage as punishment and even left their six-year-old inside a cage overnight.
Thirty-six-year-old Nicholas Chamberlain and 34-year-old Linda Chamberlain were charged on Friday, said police.
State police troopers said the investigation began on June 19 when police responded to a call of a child refusing to return home in Huntingdon County.
Police said the couple's 13-year-old child escaped to a neighbour's house to call police after the six-year-old was locked in the cage overnight.
The couple also have a 10-year-old.
Online court records do not list attorneys for the Chamberlains, who remain jailed on Monday and face a preliminary hearing August 3.
Both are charged with false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of children. Nicholas Chamberlain is also charged with simple assault.