Macy, Neb. — A northeast Nebraska couple accused of locking their 10-year-old foster son in a basement room have pleaded not guilty.
The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal reports that Krista Parker entered her pleas Monday to charges of kidnapping, child abuse-neglect and false imprisonment. Charles Parker entered his pleas last week to the same charges.
A court document says officers with Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services went to the Parkers’ home in Macy on Sept. 15 after receiving a call about a boy locked in a storage room.
Officers found the boy locked in the dark basement room with no windows or ventilation. The room reeked of urine and feces.