— A Wisconsin mother and stepfather accused of locking
their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no
running water are due in court.
41-year-old woman and 47-year-old man are scheduled to make
an initial appearance in Waukesha County Circuit Court on
Monday. They are each charged with one count of child
records say the girl continually showed up at school with
dried feces on her, and that the stepfather said he was
disgusted with the girl and called her "Stink."
complaint says the parents refused to let her use the family
bathroom or sit on furniture in the house and that she was
sent to the basement after school. The complaint says school
personnel told authorities the child has low-level autism
and some cognitive disabilities.