Grandmother Arrested for Locking Child in Kennel

By: AP
By: AP

A 61-year-old grandmother remains in policy custody after allegedly locking her 13-year-old grandson in a kennel for the past three years while she went to work.

Police arrested June Candelario on charges of second-degree kidnapping, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and child abuse. They arrested her Thursday after receiving a report of child abuse.

They say the Jefferson County detention counselor would lock her grandson in the less than four-by-three-foot kennel each day before heading to work at 4 p-m. She would open the kennel when she returned from work at 3 a-m.

Jim Shires of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says Candelario has been suspended with pay pending the police investigation.

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