12-year-old boy locked in dirty, dark bathroom for a year, police say

For our Language class we had to find an abuse report and summarize it. This is my summary.


A 12 year old boy, from Salt Lake Utha, was locked inside a bathroom by his mother for almost ayear.  This bathroom was in very poor conditions. It was really filthy and the mother had taped the light for the kid not to turn them on. In addition to that, there were feaces and cans of beans all over the floor.

When the kid was found by his father he was in a very bad condition. He was starving and malnourish. He weighted 30 pounds only. The door was locked from the outside for the kid not to go out.

They took him to the hospital and the doctor that saw him said that he had never seen a case of malnutrition worst than him in all his career.  Moreover this woman had two more kids which were held by child protection services. This woman was charged with felony child abuse.

My Opinion

I found this report incredible.  At first i thought of how can a person could be so cruel to let their kid starve almost to death, and even if he was her son.


Malnourishedpoorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition

Bailproperty or money given as surety that a person released from custodywill return at an appointed time

Feceswaste matter

Felony: an offense, as murder or burglary, of graver character than those called misdemeanors, especially those commonly punished in the U.S. by imprisonment for more than a year.

Link: http://globalnews.ca/news/3176800/12-year-old-locked-in-bathroom-for-a-year/