Kentucky couple locked adult daughter in a cage filled with feces, police say

Tito Felix and his wife, Shannon, were arrested last week after authorities said they found their18-year-old daughter locked in a large wooden cage, which smelled of feces and urine.

(Richmond Police)

A Kentucky couple was arrested last week after authorities found their 18-year-old daughter locked in a large wooden cage, which smelled of feces and urine, police said.

Richmond police said they responded to a home for a welfare check on Friday. She said Shannon Felix told authorities her daughter suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome – a condition that affects children’s brain development and the growth of the problems of alcohol exposure during pregnancy, FOX 56 reported.

Upon entering the home, police noticed a strong smell that led them to the basement where the daughter’s bedroom is located, to the station.

The 18-year-old was found locked in a cage with a children’s toilet full of human waste, the station reported, quoting the police.

The mother reportedly told the police that she locked her daughter, so they are not out and we can go to sleep,” because they tend to stand and walk around in the night, the station reported.

Both Shannon and her husband Tito Felix were arrested and accused of illegal confinement and assault, the station reported.

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