Couple Who Confined Teenage Son Sentenced

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – A mother and stepfather who confined their teenage son to a bedroom for years with little food have been sentence to 15 years in prison.

Paulding County District Attorney Dick Donovan says Paul and Sheila Comer pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of cruelty to children and false imprisonment.

Under the plea agreement, they were sentenced to serve 15 years in jail and then 15 more on probation.

Their son, 18-year-old Mitch Comer, was found wandering a Los Angeles bus station on Sept. 11. The emaciated teen told police he had suffered years of abuse.

The Comers have also been ordered to have no contact with minors except with supervision and to forfeit all their assets to be put in a trust for their children.

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