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Deputies: Florida couple starved 50-pound teen & siblings, kept them locked up

FORT PIERCE, Fla. [WFLA] – A Florida couple is accused of starving three teens and keeping them locked in a room in St. Lucie County, according to officials. Investigators said it’s one of the “most appalling examples of child neglect” they’ve ever seen. Oscar Torres, 40, and his 32-year-old wife Brittany Kirschenhofer each face three felony counts of aggravated child abuse. Authorities received an anonymous complaint about the teens’ horrific living conditions. “There was a chain lock on the door to the bedroom shared by the three victims,” said St. Lucie County Sheriff’s...

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