Police: Parents made child live in closet to keep her from fridge

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by Jeff Mason

KMOV.com

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 3 at 9:10 AM

(KMOV) -- A Texas mother and father are in jail accused of forcing their daughter to live in a closet.

Brownsville police say they were trying to keep her from stealing food from the refrigerator. In the closet police found a few blankets and a bucket, which was used as a toilet.

The 12-year-old girl was only allowed out of the closet to go to school and to eat. No one knew about the abuse until the girl's brother came forward.

Her parents are charged with injury to a child and unlawful restraint.

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