12-year-old boy allegedly tortured and forgotten about by Florida CPS
A 12-year-old Titusville, Florida boy was recently found laying in his bathroom, allegedly suffering from gross neglect, malnourishment and dehydration. The police report said that boy was routinely strapped to his bed or locked in the bathroom for weeks at a time with little or nothing to eat. The report also mentioned that the boy was caged inside his bedroom closet.
Police were acting on a tip about a boy who was reportedly tortured and abused. After police found him, the boy was taken to the hospital along with two other children in the home, ages 5 and 10.
The police report quoted medical staff referring to the boy’s appearance as, “Resembling images of concentration camp survivors.”
Neighbors reported that the boy looked to be much younger than 12 and looked thin, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
The boy’s caregivers, 38-year-old Michael Marshall and 48-year-old Sharon Glass, were arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse. The children are now in CPS custody. This isn’t the first time that CPS has interacted with the family. According to the WIBV TV, CPS investigated a case of hazardous material at the family’s home in 2010 and closed the case once they felt the hazardous material was cleaned up. The CPS report does not identify the source of the hazardous material. Apparently the boy was taken out of school immediately after the incident and then “went unnoticed for so long”, according to CPS spokesperson.