Monday, December 19, 2011

For years, Hebron parents kept mentally ill girl tied up

Palestine Press Agency reports that PA police found a mentally ill girl tied up in her parents' house in Hebron.

After receiving a tip, police searched the house and found the girl, outside, without clothes, with her hands and feet bound.

The girl's father and brother admitted to keeping her tied up for many years.

PA police took the girl and fed her. They coordinated their care with social service agencies.

The police issued a statement appealing to all parents to provide appropriate care for their children, even if they have special needs, noting mentally ill children need more care and should not be neglected and abused.