Couple accused of keeping children caged
A couple accused of keeping two young children caged in a room have been arrested.world Updated: Apr 14, 2011 12:48 IST
A couple accused of keeping two young children caged in a room have been arrested.
Clark County jail records show that 30-year-old John Eckhart and 26-year-old Alayna Higdon are accused of unlawful imprisonment and second-degree criminal mistreatment. The couple made an initial court appearance on Wednesday, and a judge set bail at $25,000 each.
Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says an officer found two boys, ages 5 and 7, locked in a bedroom with a cage-like door at the couple's apartment on Tuesday.
Police say Higdon told them she didn't want the two boys running wild. Kapp says the case has been forwarded to the Clark County prosecutor's office for review.
An attorney for Eckhart says he has just been assigned the case. An attorney for Higdon wasn't immediately available.