Archive for Friday, October 13, 2006

Father charged for son’s 3-year home lockdown

October 13, 2006

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— A father was arrested and charged with keeping his 9-year-old son locked in a bedroom for much of the past three years and watching his every move with surveillance cameras.

The home of Randall Warren Piercy, 41, had cameras in almost every room, with the father monitoring the boy on TV and computer screens, sheriff's Lt. Annie Smith said Thursday.

During the past three years, the boy did not attend school, receive medical attention or have contact with people outside the family, Smith said. Authorities said he was home-schooled but could not read children's books.

Piercy was arrested Wednesday on charges that included aggravated child abuse. He was jailed on $1 million bail. Social workers took the boy from the home.

Comments

Cait McKnelly 8 years, 6 months ago

He wouldn't even have been charged in Kansas. In this state if there is no obvious bruising or broken bones there is no abuse. Believe me, I know.

roger_o_thornhill 8 years, 6 months ago

That's why there should be a licensing process involved with procreation. HEHEHEHE!

Larry Bauerle Jr. 8 years, 6 months ago

Sorry, but you don't know. Read the papers and you will find recentlly decided cases very similar to this one in which "parents" were convicted of very similar charges. Unfortunately, Kansas, just like other states, has worthless people who can conceive children. You can bash the state you live in all you want, though the whining does get tiresome, but know a little bit about what you are talking about first. Ultimately we find that states, just like people, are much more similar than they are different.

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