PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla- Two Port Charlotte parents are facing child abuse charges for allegedly keeping their son locked up in his bedroom since December of 2009. The case came to light after a five hour search for Thomas and Kimberly Boone 10 year old son. The boy was eventually found in the cabinet underneath the sink in the master bedroom bathroom.
Detective say condititions inside the house were deplorable. They found a urine soaked mattress in the boys room with feces spread through the room. Investigators allege the parents rubbed the boys faces in the urine and feces as punishment. The only time he was allowed out of his room was for school and family outings. Investigators say the boy told them he'd only been given small amounts of water to drink, peanut butter sandwiches to eat and he had fallen asleep in the sink cabinet looking for food.
After getting cleaned up and checked out at the hospital, the boy is now being sheltered by DCF. Thomas and Kimberly Boone each face three counts of aggravated child abuse. They were released from jail after posting $1,500 bail.