Police: NJ mom chained boy to radiator for 2 weeks

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Associated Press

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 2:04 PM

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey mother and her boyfriend are accused of chaining her 10-year-old son to a radiator pipe for two weeks.

Camden County Police announced Tuesday that 31-year-old Florence Pollard and 29-year-old Brian Craig were arrested Monday in Camden.

Authorities say Pollard called police to report her son had run away. But when the child was found a few blocks away, he told police he had been chained to a radiator in his mother's bedroom by his ankle for two weeks as punishment.

Officers say they found a chain and lock attached to a radiator.

Pollard and Craig are each being held on $50,000 bail. It's not known if either has retained an attorney.

The boy and his five siblings are in the custody of state child-welfare officials.

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