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Police Say A New Mexico Couple Locked An 8-Year Old In A Cage

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By Paul Johnson

Las Cruces, New Mexico (CNN) - New Mexico authorities arrest a Las Cruces couple on child abuse charges. This is 37-year-old Edmond Gonzales. He is the live-in boyfriend of 33-year-old Cindy Patriarchias. The couple is accused of locking up Patriarchias' adopted 8-year-old daughter in a homemade, wooden cage.
Police say the couple took the woman's three other children to a movie and left the girl home... caged up.
Officers who found the girl say she did not appear to have any physical injuries.


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