JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A judge said a Jacksonville father who kept his 9-year-old son locked in a bedroom for much of his life should spend nine years in prison himself.
Circuit Judge Mallory Cooper sentenced Randall Warren Piercy, 44, on Friday. Piercy had pleaded guilty to aggravated child abuse.
During a day of testimony Piercy's wife, who is also charged with child abuse, testified she and her husband both were victims of childhood sexual abuse and that left them extremely protective of their son.
Piercy told the judge that cameras monitored her son and that her husband used the intercom to let him know when he could come out of his bedroom to eat. He ate alone at the dining room table monitored by two more cameras.