June 22, 2010

Anthony And Kimberly Boone Held Their Son Prisoner In A Urine And Feces Soaked Room

Anthony Boone Jail Booking
Kimberley Boone Jail Booking

Port Charlotte, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Anthony Boone, 38, and Kimberly Sue Boone, 39, were jailed after a child was reported missing, then later found locked in his room, where he had been held prisoner in a urine and feces soaked room for the last six months.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, Mr. Boone called police around 11:00 a.m. Saturday to report that his 10-year-old son was missing.

K9 units, deputies, and a helicopter were called in to help with the search. After five hours, an investigator found the child in the Boone's own residence, sleeping under the master bathroom sink.

Investigators say the child appeared malnourished and very scared. He stated that he escaped from his room to search for food, then hid from his father and stepmother.

Officers found deplorable conditions in the boy's room including puddles of urine and piles of feces, with no lights, clothing, or toys. The floor was bare and cold and the boy apparently had a urine soaked mattress to sleep on. The door handle locked from the outside, indicating the parents had locked the boy in his room.

The child was taken to Peace River Regional Medical Center where he was fed and given a shower. Department of Children & Families currently has custody of the child.

The child told authorities that his father and stepmother have only allowed him out of his room for school or when they were gone since December 2009, shortly after they got married. His meals consisted of peanut butter sandwiches and a small drink of water.

Dan Fulks, a former roommate, confirmed that the boy was telling the truth, stating that he was always in his room and never allowed to run freely or go outside and play.

The Boones were booked into the Charlotte County Jail and charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse. They were released after posting $15,000 bond each.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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