Posted November 17, 2013 by Tabby T in News

11yr Old Boy Found Cuffed With Dead Chicken Around Neck! [Photo]

What has this world come to?! CNN reports such a disturbing, yet brutally honest story, “A social services worker and a hospital nurse were in a North Carolina jail after a deputy spotted their 11-year-old foster child shivering and handcuffed to the front porch — with a dead chicken around his neck, authorities said Saturday.

The boy and four adopted children in the home south of Monroe were taken away Friday and are in the custody of an outside agency, according to Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey. Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, both 57, face charges of intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment, and cruelty to animals, officials said.”

Sheriff Eddie Cathey told USA TODAY the child was discovered Friday in frigid temperatures after neighbors complained about animals running loose at the home outside Monroe. Cathey said a deputy began interviewing Dorian Lee Harper, an emergency room nurse and the boy’s foster parent, about the boy when another child opened the door and released several dogs that chased the deputy away.

“More deputies arrived and searched the home, finding five children, ages 14, 13, 11, 9 and 8. Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, both 57, had adopted four of the children and had been fostering the fifth, the child handcuffed to the porch…It’s shocking to see how they lived,” Cathey said. “The conditions were horrible. Trash, filth, animals and animal waste inside and outside the home. You could barely breath inside that house.”

“All the children were taken into custody by a social services department from a neighboring county… This investigation has only just begun,” Cathey said. “We are fortunate that we were called. Sooner or later this situation could have ended in a child’s death.”

Harper’s bail was set to $500,000, Larson’s at $525,000. Both face hearings Monday.

Sources: CNN, USA Today