- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a blind and autistic teenager was suffering from severe malnutrition, kidney failure and other problems when his father took him to a Longmont hospital last week.

The Longmont Times-Call reported Thursday (https://tinyurl.com/hegg98r) the boy’s parents were arrested on child-abuse charges.

Court records say the 17-year-old weighed 88 pounds. An arrest warrant affidavit said a doctor likened his condition to a concentration camp inmate.

The affidavit says the boy’s father told doctors the teen lost about 15 pounds in two days and recently passed out. The father said the boy had the flu.

Authorities identified the parents as David and Vanessa Hall of Longmont, both 52.

Neither the Halls nor Vanessa Hall’s attorney returned telephone messages Thursday. Online jail records didn’t indicate whether David Hall had an attorney.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, https://timescall.com/


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