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Cops rescue North Carolina boy, 9, locked in outdoor dog kennel in freezing cold after living there for seven months – Dad, stepmom and her aunt are charged with child abuse

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Boy, 9, is found locked in outdoor dog kennel in freezing cold outside a home in Lexington, North Carolina, who told cops he’d been living there since April

Child was found barefoot was found by authorities in an outdoor kennel that was secured with a padlock, in 28-degree weather 

Officers rescued him after receiving an anonymous call that a child had been locked in an outdoor dog kennel 

The youngster was found in squalor and shivering. He had only been wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes

Sarah Starr, the child’s stepmother, Jonathan Starr, the child’s biological father, and Shelley Barnes, the aunt of Sarah Starr and owner of the property were arrested

Sarah and Jonathan Starr were charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse, and false imprisonment

Secured bond of $100,000 each was set for the minor boy’s father and stepmother

Barnes was charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by felon, maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances, and held on a $300,000 bond

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office took five other children who lived at the residence into protective custody

Sarah and Jonathan Starr were charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse, and false imprisonment. They were each given a $100,000 secured bond

In a shocking discovery a North Carolina boy, 9, was found by sheriff’s deputy locked in outdoor dog kennel in freezing cold after, he’d lived there for seven months.
Following the discovery, Sarah Starr, the child’s stepmother, Jonathan Starr, the child’s biological father, and Shelley Barnes, the aunt of Sarah Starr and owner of the property, were arrested. 
Sarah and Jonathan Starr were charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse, and false imprisonment.
Secured bond of $100,000 each was set for the minor boy’s father and stepmother, Fox News reported. 
Shelley Barnes was charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by felon, and maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances.
She is being held on a $300,000 bond.

Shelley Barnes was charged with felony child abuse, misdemeanor child abuse, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by felon, and maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances. She was being held on a $300,000 bond

Officers received an anonymous call from someone who reported that a child had been locked in an outdoor dog kennel on Cress Road in Lexington around 7 am on October 10.
They tipster said they believed the child had been there overnight. When deputies from the Davidson County Sheriffs Office arrived at the residence they made the horrifying discovery.      
The youngster was found in squalor and shivering. He had only been wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes. Temperatures were only 28 degrees with visible frost on the ground.  

Officers received an anonymous call from someone who reported that a child had been locked in an outdoor dog kennel on Cress Road in Lexington and that they believed the child had been there overnight.
Children’s toys liter the yard of the North Carolina home where a 9-year-old boy was found locked in a dog kennel
‘I’ve never seen anything of this significance in 36 years of law enforcement.’ -Sheriff Richie Simmons

Officers received an anonymous call from someone who reported that a child had been locked in an outdoor dog kennel on Cress Road in Lexington and that they believed the child had been there overnight.
Inside the kennel were two blankets, a coat, a hooded sweatshirt, a pair of kid’s shoes, two short sleeved shirts and a pair of pants, all of which were damp. Along with a battery-operated light found underneath the straw in the doghouse.
Sheriff Richie Simmons, a veteran with the Davidson County Sheriff department, said: ‘I’ve been in law enforcement for 36 years and I’ve never seen anything of this significance.’  
All three are scheduled to appear in court on November 10. Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said that the case is still an ongoing and active investigation.

NC boy found locked in outdoor dog kennel in freezing cold

The child was taken to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. He was evaluated and released that same day.
The dog kennel had been secured with a padlock. Starr told detectives that the only person who knew the lock combination was the boy’s aunt.  During the rescue, a neighbor arrived on the scene and advised deputies that the boy had been in the dog kennel since 10:30 p.m. the night before because he and brought him a coat and some snacks. 
After removing the child from the kennel, deputies forced entry into the home and located an adult identified as Sarah Starr and two other children, an infant and a 4-year-old. The children were unharmed. 
The boy rescued from the dog kennel told detectives he did not have a room inside the house “because he lived outside” since April
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office took the five other children who lived at the residence in protective custody.

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