Kuna couple charged after teens found locked in rooms, fed only rice and water
The Ada County Sheriff has arrested two adults after finding two teens who were kept locked in their rooms, except a few minutes each day.
Brian K. Bracy was charged with two counts of felony injury to child and his wife Melissa Louise Bracy was charged with accessory to felony charge.
"Sheriff’s deputies were contacted by a third party about the case June 16. Deputies went to the Bracy’s home, located in the 500 block of Franklin Street in Kuna, that day and found evidence that the teens were only being allowed to leave their rooms for only a few minutes a day and were given meals consisting of rice and water as a means of punishment," said the Idaho Statesman.
Ada County Sheriff spokeswoman said that the windows in the teens' bedrooms were covered and they were punished if they tried to eat more than allowed.
"Deputies say one of the teens was being home-schooled. The other teen did go to a public school but was forbidden to eat any food there and punished if that happened, according to reports," said Patrick orr with the Statesman.
Both are being held on $150,000 bond each.