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Prisoner tips off police to 3-year-old girl being forced to sleep in bug infested crate

By Mason White 12:58 PM December 23, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Police officers were shocked to find a young girl asleep in a small wooden box that was infested with bugs, according to police in Indiana.

Pulaski County police said that they have arrested 9 people in connection with the horrific abuse of the 3-year-old girl who was forced to sleep in the bug infested box.

The girl’s parents, Christopher Short, 25, and his wife Donna, 42, were charged with neglect of a dependent.

According to the police investigation, Donna’s former husband, who is locked up in prison, told detectives about the abuse of the young girl.

On Thursday around 12:00 a.m., police raided the girl’s home and found her inside the bug infested box. The crate smelled of urine.

The parents stated that the girl entered the box on her own.

Police gathered evidence at the scene that pointed to the girl being forced into the box. The child was reported to have remained in the crate overnight for long periods of time.

Five additional children were placed in the custody of the Pulaski County Indiana Department of Child Services.


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