The boy and four adopted children in the home south of Monroe were taken away Friday and are in the custody of an outside agency, according to Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey.
Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, both 57, face charges of intentional child discount links london bracelet abuse inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment, and cruelty to animals, officials said.
Larson also faces charges of willful failure to discharge her duty as a public official. She’s a supervisor with the Union County Department of Social Services. The department “strives to help families support themselves and to provide care and protection for children, the disabled, and the elderly,” says its website.
“We’re very familiar with [Wanda Sue Larson],” Cathey told CNN. “My agents have worked with her often. She handles a lot of the social services cases out here throughout all of Union County. We’re shocked.”
When asked about Larson’s arrest, Brett Vines, public information officer for Union County, told HLN, “We can’t comment as the incident is under investigation.” HLN has been unable to determine whether Larson and Harper have legal representation. They are expected to appear in court on Monday links of london promotion sale morning.
The boy on the porch appears to be the only one of the children to be neglected, said Cathey. “The five children all will undergo medical evaluations to determine if they were mistreated.”
“The 11-year-old, we believe, had been handcuffed there in the morning time,” the sheriff said. “We learned that this particular child is handcuffed pretty regularly. It’s unclear if the other children received similar discipline.”
The discovery came Friday when a Union County deputy responding to a complaint about an animal next door saw the boy on the porch.
The child was secured to the front porch at the ankle by what appeared to be a pair of handcuffs, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office. A dead chicken hung around his neck.
Moments later, authorities said, Harper appeared on the porch and asked the deputy why links of london silver letter charms he was there.
A child inside the house opened the front door, letting out several large dogs. The dogs chased the deputy back to his patrol car.
When additional officers arrived at the house, authorities searched the residence. They removed five children, ages 8, 9, 11, 13 and 14, from the home.