A COUPLE locked their wheelchair user son alone in a house for more than a month, say shocked cops.
Janine and Brendan Luke, of Blue Springs, Missouri, have now been arrested on charges of child neglect.
Janine Luke, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was arrested by cops last Thursday[/caption]
She and her husband Brendan Luke are facing child neglect charges[/caption]
Court records state the pair forced their son – who has cerebral palsy – to live in solitude for five weeks.
The suspects, both 30, are said to have the left the 12 year old without any kind of close adult supervision.
A local cop told Fox 4 it was the worst case of child neglect he had come across during his time on the force.
It’s been reported the couple used to monitor the boy with a camera-equipped home security system.
It’s been claimed the couple’s 12-year-old son was left home alone for five weeks[/caption]
It’s been reported the couple use to monitor the boy using a camera-equipped home security system[/caption]
When arrested they are said to have told detectives they had to leave the house because their son was violent and prone to outbursts.
According to the documents, they also tried to trick their neighbors into thinking someone was living with the boy.
The 12-year-old at the center of the shocking case has now been taken into protective custody, say reports.
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The parents have been released on bond and ordered to have no contact with their son.
As of Thursday, the Lukes have yet to make their initial appearance before a judge.
Local reporters reached out to the couple for comment but they have yet to reply.