Children Found Alive In ‘Nailed Boxes’ In Suspected Child Trafficking Operation

Children may have been inside the boxes ‘for weeks.’
A couple in Missouri allegedly enclosed four adopted children in nailed plywood boxes in a what a sheriff described Tuesday as “deplorable” conditions.
It is suspected that the four children may have been prepared to be trafficked as authorities cannot find any other explanation as to why they were there. Laura Cheatham, 38, and Daryl J. Head, 38, were arrested following the discovery of the children and charged separately with eight counts of child endangerment and kidnapping.
St. Francois County Sheriff Daniel Bullock said that the children may have been inside the boxes “for weeks.”

Fox News reports: A couple in Missouri allegedly trapped four children in boxes secured with plywood and screws inside a home, in what a sheriff described Tuesday as “deplorable” conditions. Laura Cheatham, 38, and Daryl J. Head, 38, were arrested Tuesday and charged separately with eight counts of child endangerment and kidnapping. St. Francois County Sheriff Daniel Bullock told reporters he feared the children may have been kept in the homemade boxes for weeks. He said the kids, whose ages range from 6-12, had no access to water, restrooms or windows, and the home reeked of urine.

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