Teens allegedly locked in basement, fed once a day, exposed to drug use, sexual activity: sheriff's office
WGCL / DeKalb County
Thomas Young, Tamara McGowan

via WGCL:

DECATUR, Ga. -- (WGCL) -- A Georgia couple was arrested Wednesday for allegedly locking two teens in the basement of their home and subjecting them to abuse.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office say Tamara McGowan, 38, and Thomas Young, 42, locked the teens in their home on North Hairston Road between June 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

Deputies allege the teens were only fed once each day, were exposed to drug use, sexual activity and at times attempts were made to coerce them to participate.

Both suspects are charged with cruelty to child-first degree deprive, cruelty to child-first degree pain, criminal attempt sodomy, cruelty to child second-degree and simple assault fear.

FULL STORY: Teens allegedly locked in basement, suspects now facing assault charges, police say - WGCL

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