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Couple accused of keeping kids in cage

2011-04-14 07:58

Oregon - A couple in Washington state has been accused of keeping two children in a caged room.

KGW-TV in Oregon reports that 30-year-old John Eckhart and 26-year-old Alayna Higdon have been charged with criminal mistreatment and unlawful imprisonment. The Vancouver couple was arrested on Tuesday.

Police say Higdon is the mother of the two children, ages six and seven, and that Eckhart is her boyfriend.

A police report says officers saw the arm of a child coming out of a modified cage where a door to a room should be.

The couple is set for arraignment April 27.

An attorney for Eckhart says he had just been assigned the case. An attorney for Higdon was not immediately available for comment.

Comments
  • April - 2011-04-14 08:09

    There are some sick people in the world!

  • Moi1980 - 2011-04-14 08:18

    How the hell can a mother do that to her own children?????

  • symbiosis1981 - 2011-04-14 08:33

    somtimes they make you wish you should have used a condom.LOL

  • leeupan - 2011-04-14 08:33

    Well, this mother is very very sick and worse than a barbarian. The same for the boyfriend. I hope they will be locked up for a long time.

  • MrT - 2011-04-14 08:37

    There really should be a test that you need to pass before you are allowed to breed.

  • MrT - 2011-04-14 08:37

    There really should be a test that you need to pass before you are allowed to breed.

  • MactheKnife - 2011-04-14 08:39

    What the heck! how can you do that. Some women just to please a man in her life will do the most stupid thing to her children. This is not the first case as such.

  • MrT - 2011-04-14 08:49

    There really should be a test that you need to pass before you are allowed to breed.

  • duits - 2011-04-14 08:51

    Why are things like that allowed to breed?

  • Dan - 2011-04-14 09:14

    What? Hope they get the same treatment. They also belong behind bars.

  • Afrobella - 2011-04-14 09:22

    Got a lump in my throat. Throw away the key what an evil woman!! Your babies before a man jasies!!

  • kennedy - 2011-04-14 10:02

    They must also be caged in the imprison as a lesson for deterence

  • ConcernedMom - 2011-04-14 12:12

    There are more and more of these stories lately. What is this world coming to? I feel sick to my stomach

  • Tepic76 - 2011-04-14 12:25

    Yes, this seems to be totally unacceptable but if you take a step back and look at our lives here in SA you will realize our children and ourselves also live in cages much worse than some security gate to a room were a door should be. Windows completely barred to make them burglar proof. Security gates at the front and back doors. Extra security gate in the hallway to split the sleeping rooms from the rest of the house. Devils Fork outside with electric fencing. Guard dogs outside. A story has many sides… people always jump to the worst conclusions without even having a fraction of the facts to come to any reasonable conclusion.

      RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:50

      Dude, yes, it's true, but FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. Even in South Africa child abuse is frowned upon, even though not as harsh in America... This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point in South Africa? Shame on you!

      RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:50

      Dude, yes, it's true, but FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. Even in South Africa child abuse is frowned upon, even though not as harsh in America... This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point in South Africa? Shame on you!

      RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:50

      Dude, yes, it's true, but FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. Even in South Africa child abuse is frowned upon, even though not as harsh in America... This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

      RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:50

      Dude, yes, it's true, but FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. Even in South Africa child abuse is frowned upon, even though not as harsh in America... This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

      RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:51

      FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

      RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:51

      FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

  • Tepic76 - 2011-04-14 12:25

    Yes, this seems to be totally unacceptable but if you take a step back and look at our lives here in SA you will realize our children and ourselves also live in cages much worse than some security gate to a room were a door should be. Windows completely barred to make them burglar proof. Security gates at the front and back doors. Extra security gate in the hallway to split the sleeping rooms from the rest of the house. Devils Fork outside with electric fencing. Guard dogs outside. A story has many sides… people always jump to the worst conclusions without even having a fraction of the facts to come to any reasonable conclusion.

  • Tepic76 - 2011-04-14 12:28

    If you take a step back and look at our lives here in SA you will realize our children and ourselves also live in cages much worse than some security gate to a room were a door should be. Windows completely barred to make them burglar proof. Security gates at the front and back doors. Extra security gate in the hallway to split the sleeping rooms from the rest of the house. Devils Fork outside with electric fencing.

  • LadyJJ - 2011-04-14 13:24

    They should be locked up in that cage and see how it feels ...the piggs

  • RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:52

    FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

  • RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:52

    FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

  • RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:52

    FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

  • RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:52

    FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

  • RiRo - 2011-04-14 13:52

    FFS, this children was LOCKED UP! You can click your friggin' remote control and magically it opens. YOU understand what is going on in our country, those children did NOTHING wrong and do not understand what was going on. This situation has nothing to do with South Africa and YET you say NOT to jump to conclusions, just because you want to prove a point? Shame on you!

  • roxyv.za - 2011-04-14 14:06

    Actually Mr T, I think this type of parent(s) should be used as test rats for all kinds of things.. including target practice at an army base camp.. truly horrific and disgusting!! They should be sterilized and never have more children..

  • roxyv.za - 2011-04-14 14:06

    Actually Mr T, I think this type of parent(s) should be used as test rats for all kinds of things.. including target practice at an army base camp.. truly horrific and disgusting!! They should be sterilized and never have more children..

  • roxyv.za - 2011-04-14 14:06

    Actually Mr T, I think this type of parent(s) should be used as test rats for all kinds of things.. including target practice at an army base camp.. truly horrific and disgusting!! They should be sterilized and never have more children..

  • roxyv.za - 2011-04-14 14:08

    Actually Mr T, I think this type of parent(s) should be used as test rats for all kinds of things.. including target practice at an army base camp.. truly horrific and disgusting!! They should be sterilized and never have more children..

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