Two people were arrested on child cruelty charges after an 8-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy — siblings with special needs — were discovered living in a Georgia home in makeshift cages, authorities said Friday.
The disturbing conditions were found Thursday during one of two welfare checks at the home in the rural town of Chatsworth, the Murray County Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference. Police had received a tip about a child being in the home alone.
A woman — later identified as Wanda Redfern, 49 — answered the door along with the young girl, allowing a deputy inside, investigators said. During a search, he found two “cages” placed in a bedroom. The cages were beds — one with wooden rails covering it and a second with hinges and plastic zip ties.