The news is out: [A Florida couple are facing charges after they told detectives they had been handcuffing a young boy and locking him in a closet for around 16 hours a day as punishment since Christmas, authorities said. John Hernandez, 41, and Natasha Dabbs, 37, were taken into custody on Sunday.
Deputies had been called to a home in Tampa earlier in the day to investigate a report of a missing child, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. At the residence, deputies located the boy, who had reportedly been hiding in the home, and cleared the call.
The sheriff’s office said deputies later returned to the home in order to conduct an investigation into potential child abuse. The boy told deputies that he had been handcuffed and forced to stand in a closet as punishment. The child also said it had been happening for about 16 hours a day for the past few weeks.]
Certain repulsive, revolting, offensive, insulting, disgusting things happen only in Southern states.