Couple charged for locking children in dog cage

Police have charged a Pennsylvania couple for locking their children in a basement dog cage. Nicholas Chamberlain, 36,  and Linda Chamberlain, 34, were charged Friday.

An investigation has been ongoing since June 19 when police responded to a call of a child refusing to return home in Huntingdon County. Investigators believe the couple’s 13-year-old child called police after escaping to a neighbor’s house.

The youngest child, a 6-year-old boy, was locked in the cage overnight.

Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain do not currently have attorneys, so they will remain in jail until their preliminary hearing August 3.

Nicholas and Linda Chamberlain have been charged with false imprisonment and endangering the welfare of children. Nicholas has also been charged with simple assault.

 

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