A dentist and his wife were sentenced to only six months in jail after being charged with keeping their disabled daughter locked inside a cage without food or water. Every evening, the kid has just a pan to urinate.

According to reports, a disabled woman was locked in a cage by her parents in Indiana. They allegedly denied her food and water. They didn’t allow her to utilize cleaning or restroom services. She can only use a pan if she has to urinate at night.

In exchange for two years of probation, the couple pled guilty to neglecting a dependent in Crawford Circuit Court. And, as a result of their agreement to dismiss the criminal confinement charges against them.

Alan was accused of having sexual misconduct with a minor. However, at the court hearing, this charge was dropped. The pair was originally indicted in Dubois County, but their case was reassigned to Crawford County after they claimed that they would not receive a fair trial in Dubois.

The prosecution press release reads: “Although this plea clearly represents a lenient resolution for the defendants in light of the severity of the charges filed against them, this plea was offered with the input of the victim, her guardians, and others working closely with her.”

In October 2017, Alan and Aimee Friz, the Huntingburg dentist and his wife accused of confinement and neglect, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor neglect of a dependent. They were each sentenced to two years’ probation for two counts of misdemeanor neglect of a person under their care.

After the dentist and his wife were taken into custody in October 2017, it was reported that they had been arrested previously. They responded to a complaint of a “juvenile that was out of control.” When they arrived at the house, they discovered that Aimee’s spouse “Aimee” had fought with someone else on the premises. He’d beaten her with a cane, according to police. The cops then spoke with Aimee and informed them that the kid was mentally challenged.

Aimee’s father says that she was diagnosed online without consulting a doctor. Aimee alleged that the youngster threatened to kill her and her unborn kid. She also claimed that the family was already searching for methods to cure her unknown mental illnesses.

At that point, Sheriff Deputy Jesus Monrrez from Dubois County filed a cause arrest affidavit in which he claimed, “The cage appeared to be an old closet. It appeared that they converted the old closet into a cage. The opening of the cell was enclosed with 2x4s and wood sheets. They gave her a pan so she could use it to go to the bathroom. It was 4×8 in size with a mattress. ” He added that she was “locked in at night and let back out in the morning. ”

According to the authorities, they obtained a search warrant for the couple’s house as well. When they entered the cage, this is when they found it. According to police reports, the parents kept their adolescent kid in a 4X8 feet cage made of their old closet.

The youngster was also questioned during the interrogation. She said that she was kept in the cage at night. Her parents would lock her in at night and throughout the day if Aimee isn’t there. If she wants to urinate, she’d be left with just a pan.

Prosecutor Anthony D. Quinn said that they felt it was critical to finish the case as soon as possible so that the victim, who was allegedly maltreated, could recover from her ordeal.