Parents Accused Of Locking Children In Dog Cage

HUNTINGDON COUNTY (KDKA) — Two adults are accused of locking their children in dog cages last month in Wood Township.

State police say around 9 p.m. on June 19, they received a call about a juvenile who was refusing to return home.

When police investigated the case further, they say they discovered that 34-year-old Linda Chamberlain and 36-year-old Nicholas Chamberlain had placed their three children — ages 6, 10 and 13 — in a dog cage in their cellar as a form of punishment.

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Police say the 6 year old was locked inside the cage overnight. The 13 year old was able to escape and ran to a neighbor’s house to call police.

The parents were then taken into custody in Blair County. Bail was set for $50,000 cash each.

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