NC parents accused of chaining children to bed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina parents allegedly chained their children to their beds before locking them inside their room, WBTV reports.
Authorities responded to a Charlotte home on Tuesday and found a bed in the hallway with “two metal linked chains on each end of the bed with small master locks attached to them,” a search warrant said.
While at the scene, officers found pictures on the mother’s phone of four children with chains around their wrist and waist.
Officials also found bruising on the children consistent with being constrained.
30-year-old Melissa Gonzalez-Guzman and 48-year-old Felipe Gonzalez-Guzman are charged with 15 counts of false imprisonment and 15 counts of child abuse with serious physical injury.
Police found the metal chains in the bathroom cabinet, the bunk bed in the hallway, a bedroom closet and on a tree outside.