Grandparents arrested after teen found living in feces, weighing 40 pounds: police

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A couple was arrested for keeping their granddaughter malnourished and in deplorable conditions.

Steve and Joetta Sells are both charged with child neglect.

Police in Anderson, Indiana say they kept their granddaughter locked in a padlocked room with a mattress, a space heater and a bucket.

The girl is 15-years-old and has a developmental disability.

She only weighs 40-pounds.

Police say human waste covered everything in her room, and there was blood on the floor.

Police say sells told them the girl was malnourished because of a brain disorder.

He also said the girl was very strong and that he kept her locked up, to protect her.

A 4-year-old was also removed from the home.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

1 Comment