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Boy, 11, routinely chained in North Carolina home, police say

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Dorian Lee Harper, left, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Union County, N.C. Sheriff's Office. Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, a North Carolina social worker, were arrested Friday after a foster child was found cuffed by the ankle to Larson's front porch in Monroe, N.C., with a dead chicken hanging from around his neck. Larson and Harper are charged with numerous offenses after a sheriff's deputy found the shivering 11-year-old boy. Larson is a supervisor with Union County Department of Social Services. The couple, both 57, adopted four children and were serving as foster parents to the fifth child. The children, ages 8 to 14, have been removed from the home. (AP/Union County, N.C. Sheriff's Office)

Authorities in North Carolina say it appears the 11-year-old boy found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck was routinely handcuffed in the home.

Union County Sheriff's Capt. Cody Luke also told The Charlotte Observer on Sunday that human waste was found on the home's floor.

Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper were arrested Friday after a deputy found the boy. Larson is a supervisor with Union County Department of Social Services. The couple adopted four children and was fostering a fifth child.

The couple is charged with intentional child abuse inflicting injury, false imprisonment and cruelty to animals. They are to be in court Monday. It wasn't clear if they have lawyers yet.

The children have been removed from the home.

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