Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – DeWitt Police have arrested a woman who they say kept her 3-year-old son locked in his room without supervision for up to 22 hours a day in unsanitary conditions.
They say when the child was found, his bed, floor, and walls were covered in fecal matter and urine, while the child was found unsanitary and hungry.
The child was removed from the home and police charged Heather Lacey, 25, of 212 E. James St., Syracuse, with unlawful imprisonment in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.
Both DeWitt Police Youth Service and Child Protective Services cooperated in the investigation.
Lacey was arraigned and taken to the Justice Center in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or bond.
She is scheduled to appear in Town of DeWitt Court on Oct. 24, 2012.