Disabled Girl Found Chained to a Bed

May 11th, 2010 by

http://www.nbcchicago.com – A Park Forest couple is accused of leaving an 8-year-old disabled girl chained to a bed and lying in her own waste.
The couple’s 6-year-old son and the girl, who is the woman’s niece, were left home alone, police said, according to the Neighborhood Star.
Police found the girl wearing a nylon dog harness with a chain connecting her to a wooden crib and the leg of a bunk bed. She was lying in her wet clothes stained with feces, and seemed to be wearing a diaper that hadn’t been changed for days, police say.
Renee L. Dennis, 35, and Paul Coleman, 38, are accused of leaving the children around 9 a.m. on May 1 to go grocery shopping and have a hot dog lunch.

The 6-year-old boy who alerted police to the situation by calling 911 around 10:50 a.m. The couple was arrested when they arrived
home around 3:30 p.m.
Police say the house was unsafe, with a portion of the ceiling collapsed on the bunk bed, the floor covered in dirt and garbage and the only running water coming from the toilet.
“Anybody who has children, it just tears at you,” said police Cmdr. Paul Winfrey. “Even for people who don’t have kids, you wouldn’t treat an animal this way, let alone a human being.”
Both are charged with felony criminal neglect of a disabled person and endangering the life or health of a child. Coleman was also charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

4 Responses

  1. jim

    bullets are cheap, incarceration is not,do the math, do they deserve a trial? no I dont think so. Is there any question of innocense? nope Save some money spend a bullet. I havent heard where you stant on the az immigration bill but i can guess. deport all illeagle immigrents

  2. jerry the carpet guy

    I have a 5 year old special needs child. I can’t imagine doin anything so cruel to that wonderful little girl. I’m appalled.

  3. john

    They need to tie those people up to the bed and fry there asses


    The pervert was most likely doing sick acts on them too. I say we put a harness on them, tie them up, make them crap and piss themselves. All while going in every hour and screwing with their heads. The really sad thing is that these kids will probably end up in foster care and be abused again!

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