Couple Accused of Imprisoning Child By Nailing His Door Shut

Police say a Georgia couple is accused of locking a 3-year-old boy inside a bedroom by nailing the door shut.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the boy didn't have any food and was surrounded by filth at the Cobb County home in northern Georgia. Officers found the boy after a pregnant woman went to the hospital, saying her boyfriend had hit her.

Police arrested the woman, Cindy Marie Cantu, and her boyfriend, Kyle Erwin Skinner, and charged them with cruelty to children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Skinner also faces battery and assault charges.

Cantu and Skinner were in the Cobb County jail on Friday night. It was not clear whether they had attorneys.

Cobb County sheriff's spokeswoman Nancy Bodiford didn't immediately return a telephone message.