(Las Cruces, N.M.) An eight-year-old developmentally disabled child was found locked in a wooden cage inside a mobile home.
The young girl’s mother and her boyfriend were arrested after police found the child, reports the Las Cruces Sun-News.
There were three other children who live in the trailer, but no one was home at the time police investigated a welfare call to the residence.
Police said that the girl didn’t have any physical injuries, but examination revealed that she has developmental disabilities.
The Sun-News reports that police said the homemade wooden cage measured roughly 29 inches wide, 60 inches long and 49.5 inches tall. Those measurements are about the size of an average baby crib. The cage had two latches on the door and a crib mattress inside, reports the Sun-News.
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On January 11, 2013, the father of Christian Choate was sentenced to 80 years in prison after keeping his Christian in a dog cage. Riley Choate kept Christian in a cage, in a mobile home, and both starved and beat him to death. Christian died at 13-years-old.