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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  • by Anonymous on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM
    You can talk to children about other things, and if they got something bothering them they'll tell you in a round about sort of way.Parents that are guilty of horrible things will lie, say the girl is lying. But children they can't keep a good lie intact for very long. Hard core liars are better at lying.The parents need to be locked up and charged with mental abuse of a child to go with the other charges.
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