Cou­ple kept dis­abled girl caged, say po­lice

Ottawa Citizen - - WORLD -

A woman and her boyfriend have been ar­rested in the U.S. af­ter po­lice found an eightyear-old de­vel­op­men­tally dis­abled girl locked in a wooden cage while the rest of the fam­ily went to a movie. The Las Cruces Sun-News re­ported Mon­day that of­fi­cers check­ing on the girl’s wel­fare found her in the cage the size of a crib. Au­thor­i­ties say 33-year-old Cindy Pa­tri­archias and 37-year-old Ed­mond Gon­za­les of New Mex­ico re­mained in cus­tody Tues­day af­ter be­ing ar­rested Fri­day. Pa­tri­archias is charged with neg­li­gently caus­ing child abuse, and Gon­za­les with neg­li­gently per­mit­ting child abuse.

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