Md. Parents Allegedly Locked Up Autistic Twin Sons
WASHINGTON (AP) - Police in Maryland say a couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and only a tiny window for light. Court records show John and Janice Land are facing vulnerable adult abuse and false imprisonment charges and are free on bond. Montgomery County police allegedly went to the home to serve an unrelated search warrant Thursday and found the locked room with the twins inside. John Land allegedly told police his sons were non-verbal and sometimes ran away. Police say he acknowledged locking them in the room from 10 p.m. to 4:45 a.m. Police say Janice Land said her sons had used the room for six years. No phone number is listed for the couple's home. No defense attorney is listed in online court records. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
WSET ABC 13 covers news, sports and weather in the Heart of Virginia: Lynchburg, Danville and Roanoke and nearby communities including Amherst, Lexington, Cave Springs, Blacksburg, Martinsville, Farmville, North Shore, Glasgow, Altavista, Gretna, Chatham, Blairs, Bassett, Rocky Mt, Penhook, Moneta and Buena Vista