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Foster Parents Accused Of Hanging Dead Chicken On Boy

Two foster parents in North Carolina have been arrested following a horrifying scene.

Foster Parents Accused Of Hanging Dead Chicken On Boy
Union County Sheriff's Office
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Two foster parents in North Carolina have been arrested following a horrifying scene.

Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, both 57, worked as foster parents on top of their day jobs. Now, they've been charged with intentional child abuse and false imprisonment after a deputy sheriff responded to a separate call Friday afternoon and spotted their 11-year-old foster child allegedly chained to their porch, shivering, with a dead chicken draped around his neck. (Via WCAUWTVC)

Police were called to the scene to search the home immediately and found shocking conditions. (Via New York Daily News)


"It was beyond surprise. Makes you wonder what our county officials do in their spare time."

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"Shocked and just in disbelief." (Via WCNC)

Fox News reports Larson, who also worked as a supervisor for the county's Department of Social Services, faces an additional charge of failing to discharge her duty as a public official. Authorities released a statement saying Larson was "complicit" in the boy's abuse.

Harper and Larson are currently in jail and share a combined bail of  more than $1 million. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

 

Correction: A previous version of this video stated four other children between ages 14 and 18 were removed from Harper and Larson's home. The children were actually between ages 8 and 14. This video has been updated.