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Family From Hell Accused Of Child Abuse After Authorities Find Boy Chained Naked

*Hat Tip: Stephen S.

Devils: Danielle N. Martin, 32, Joshua D. Martin, 26, and Vickie S. Higginbotham, 58

Three family members face charges in Alabama after authorities found a naked 13-year-old boy in padlocked chains, according to a sheriff’s office.

The Autauga County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and investigators found the boy with chains padlocked around his ankles at a home Thursday in Prattville, Alabama.

Those charged were the victim’s mother, stepfather and grandmother, the Montgomery Advertiser reported.

The sheriff’s office said Danielle N. Martin, 32, Joshua D. Martin, 26, and Vickie S. Higginbotham, 58, have been charged with torture/willful abuse of a child.

Authorities said they took the teen and two other children, ages 12 and 5, from the home and into state custody.