Another imprisonment case….
Louise Livesey // 13 August 2008
This time in the US, Raymond Daniel Thurmond held his wife and four children in a single width trailer home since 2005 and didn’t allow them out. They lived off junk food and only one of the children, now aged 14, 13, 12, and 9, had been to school.
Photos taken at the scene by investigators and shown to this reporter revealed the family was living in unimaginable filth. The photos showed thousands of roaches and roach dirt covered every part of every room. They crawled in and out of drawers, cupboards, and furniture. Old pizza boxes were stacked in one corner of the living room with dozens of empty plastic soda bottles strewn about on the floor. In the kitchen, counters were covered in stacks of dirty dishes and old empty cans of food. Bags of garbage were strewn about the house, mixed in with dirty clothes and other trash. Workers have hauled away two Dumpsters full of trash so far, and the work still is not done, Dutton said. Investigators say the wife told them she was not allowed to clean.
From Independent Mail
The woman and children escaped when Thurmond decided to conduct an extra-marital affair. No further comment needed really….