- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

BURR, Neb. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a former Burr couple who authorities say confined a 3-year-old boy in a makeshift cage for hours at a time.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1qqBiDT ) Otoe County Attorney David Partsch asked the judge to dismiss the cases of 23-year-old Louis Arms and 22-year-old Kelsi Gaube in exchange for the pair entering admissions in a related juvenile case. The judge dismissed felony child abuse charges after they complied.

Partsch says a sheriff’s deputy found the makeshift cage in June when responding to a report in Burr about a disturbance. The cage was in a closet that had crib bars rigged across it.

A judge granted custody of the boy to the state in an order last month.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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