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Police: Ga Girl Forced to Live in Chicken Coop

BUTLER, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities in west Georgia have arrested two parents accused of making their 15-year-old daughter live in a chicken coop for days at a time.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Samuel and Diana Franklin of Butler were charged Tuesday with multiple counts of child cruelty and false imprisonment.

They were taken to a county jail, while the girl has been placed in temporary state custody.

Investigators say the sheriff's office and child welfare workers went to the family's home in May to investigate reports that the girl was being locked in a chicken coop, a storage building and an outhouse for days at a time.

The girl was removed from the home the same day.

An attorney for the couple has denied the allegations.


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