Six Year Old Says He Was Abused

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago April 05, 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT in News
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 Police say today that he told them he was locked in a room without food, water and light for hours. The child told authorities he allegedly was made to kneel on bottle caps and that the two threatened to hang him in the yard and kill him. The child's mother, 26-year-old Silvia Morales, and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Ramiro Pintor-Diaz, were charged yesterday with felony child abuse. They were held on $75,000 bond. Their residence in the St. Louis suburb of Overland did not have a listed phone number to seek comment. Detectives started investigating September 20th, after the boy's neighbor found the child hiding in bushes. The neighbor called a Division of Family Services hotline.

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