A Delaware couple was arrested after police say the couple's 12-year-old son was physically abused and malnourished while locked in his room for months.
The boy's father and stepmom are accused of locking the boy in his room for three months, only allowing him to leave briefly to use the bathroom.
New Castle County police arrested Robert Hohn, 41, and Shannon Watterson, 39, Wednesday after police say the boy escaped from the home on the 100 block of Brookside Boulevard in Newark and ran to a neighbor's house for help.
The neighbor called police and said the child was not wearing shoes, had bruises on his face and appeared to be malnourished. Detectives say the boy's food intake was restricted putting him 20 pounds below medically accepted levels for his age.
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