Parents of Girl Allegedly Kept In Chicken Coop Arrested
The parents of a Taylor County teenager allegedly kept in a chicken coop as a form of punishment are under arrest.
According to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Samuel and Diana Franklin were taken into custody at their home in Butler early Tuesday morning.
The release says Dina Franklin is charged with 12 counts of 1st Degree Cruelty to Children and 4 counts of False Imprisonment. Samuel is charged with 8 counts of 1st Degree Cruelty to Children and 8 counts of False Imprisonment.
According to the GBI, the parents kept the teen locked in a storage building, chicken coop and outhouse for days as a form of punishment.
The investigation began on May 25th after the Department of Family and Children Services removed the child from the home after receiving a complaint.
The case remains under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.