- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A suburban Atlanta couple accused of locking their son in the basement of their home for more than a year has surrendered to police.

WSB-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1ob3pb3 ) the pair turned themselves in Friday evening. Gwinnett County police say the Buford couple is accused of confining the 13-year-old to a small room with a mattress and makeshift toilet. They face charges of child cruelty and false imprisonment.

Authorities investigated after the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services received an anonymous tip June 15. The boy’s parents told authorities their son was locked up for disciplinary reasons.

Police say the teen didn’t appear malnourished and he and his siblings showed no signs of physical abuse.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services took custody of the boy and his siblings.

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Information from: WSB-TV, https://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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