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Police say they found a 14-year-old boy locked in a shed

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Posted at 6:44 PM, Jan 24, 2022

ARCADIA, Fla. — The Arcadia Police Department got a call about a 14-year-old boy who was locked in a shed on Friday.

Once police arrived at the home of Harry Richard Shoemaker and his girlfriend Jennifer Ann Hines, located at 311 N Arcadia Avenue, a DCF investigator took officers to the shed.

The police report described what was inside the shed. Investigators found a bed, food, trash, and tools scattered around. There was also a bucket with what appeared to be human waste in it.

When the police showed up at the location the parents were not home.

The child told investigators that he was regularly locked inside it.

The teen was then transported to the Arcadia Police Department.

The father of the boy and his girlfriend have been charged with "Aggravated child abuse".