PARIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man and woman after finding a 19-year-old autistic man locked in a caged bed in Michigan.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson says a deputy answering a civil dispute call Oct. 20 found him in a bedroom at a home in Paris Township, 90 miles north of Detroit. Investigators say the cage's door was chained shut.
Hanson says deputies arrested a 65-year-old female and a 66-year-old male resident of the house Monday evening. They're jailed awaiting arraignment on unlawful imprisonment and vulnerable adult abuse charges.
Hanson says authorities removed three adults and two children from the home.
Michigan's Department of Human Services says its adult protective services office is investigating. Spokesman Bob Wheaton says the home is a private residence, not a licensed care facility.