Parents of boy who tried to sell toy for food plead guilty

2016-09-17 19:35


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Lebanon - The parents of a boy in the US state of Ohio have pleaded guilty to child endangering charges after police say an officer found the 7-year-old trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food.

Michael and Tammi Bethel, of Franklin, are scheduled to be sentenced on September 27.

Tammi Bethel's attorney says she's accepting responsibility and taking steps to get back her children, who were placed with other relatives.

A message seeking comment was left for Michael Bethel's attorney.

Franklin police say Officer Steve Dunham found the boy in front of a drug store last month. The boy told Dunham he hadn't eaten for days and the officer took him to a restaurant.

Police say other officers went to the home and found four older boys living amid garbage and cat urine.

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