On Dec. 9, two N.C. foster parents were indicted on child abuse charges following the discovery by police of an 11-year-old boy handcuffed to their front porch with a dead chicken tied around his neck less than a month ago on a frigid Nov. 15 morning.
According to The Charlotte Observer, the indictment alleges new and even more shocking abuse at the hands of former child protective services supervisor Wanda Sue Larson, and her former emergency room nurse boyfriend, Dorian Harper.
We knew from earlier reports that the 11-year-old foster child was forced to live in a filthy house filled with animal waste, that he slept on a floor in a bedroom he shared with his four foster brothers, and was regularly kept handcuffed to a piece of railroad track to prevent him from trying to run away.
The indictment also revealed that the boy also broke his wrist once while trying to get free from being handcuffed to the railroad track inside his bedroom.
Harper once cut the boy’s face with a knife, according to the indictment, leaving a 2-inch scar. He’s also accused of using an electrical wire to burn the boy’s face near his eye. The boy was never taken to the hospital for treatment, the indictment stated.
The world’s worst foster parents also allegedly assaulted the child and caused a severe cut between his fingers that got infected and went untreated. As a result the boy’s finger is permanently injured and disabled.
… Harper and Larson now face a combined 21 charges, including several counts of felony child abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and maiming.
They were also indicted for cruelty to animals for not adequately feeding their orange Basset hound.
Wanda Sue Larson, the foster mom formerly employed as a supervisor for the Department of Social Services, was also charged with willful failure to discharge her duty as a public official. Larson was fired from her job on the grounds of “unacceptable personal conduct and grossly inefficient job performance.”
Dorian Lee Harper has been also been fired from his nursing position with Carolina's Healthcare System.
All five of Larson’s and Harper’s adopted and foster children - ages 8, 9, 11, 13 and 14 - were removed from the home in Nov. and are now receiving good care from another social services department in a different county.
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