Man keeps mentally ill sister locked up in room covered in her own urine and fecesBy Mason White 5:00 PM April 29, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of abuse after locking up his mentally ill sister in a room, prosecutors in Connecticut said.
Now, the man pleaded guilty to abuse and cruelty for leaving his sister in her own urine and feces.
59-year-old Arthur Gauvin of Seymour, faces up to 10 years in prison for abusing 57-year-old Nancy Gauvin.
Police officers found Nancy Gauvin, covered with urine and feces in a bedroom with such a strong smell that they could not breathe.
The police searched the house after receiving a complaint from a neighbor that the woman has been locked up in the house for years.
Arthur Gauvin told police that he kept his sister locked up in a room so that his dog shouldn’t eat her food. Nancy Gauvin required multiple showers after her arrival at a hospital.
Her hair was sticky, and her fingernails and toenails were about 4 inches long. Nancy Gauvin now lives in a rehabilitation center.