(CNN) — “Police in Ohio say a father cut his family off from the outside world, sexually abused at least one of his daughters and locked one child in a closet-sized room for a year.
(…) Authorities began investigating in December, when York’s wife called 911 to report a sexual offense, Detective Dan Boerner said. When detectives arrived, she told them she and her seven children wanted to leave the home. Family members accused York of abusing them mentally and physically for more than a decade, Boerner said.
York locked one child in a tiny room for a year, Boerner said, letting the child out periodically to go to the restroom.”In general, meals were brought to this child. Access to clothing, the restroom and everything was restricted by Mr. York,” Boerner said.
A grand jury has indicted York on charges that include two counts of rape involving a female under the age of 13, five instances of gross sexual imposition and six counts of child endangering, WJW reported. York has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Detectives who have worked on the case for months said the investigation is difficult to handle.”~CNN