Child Cuffed To Porch; Social Worker Arrested

MONROE, N.C. (November 17, 2013) A North Carolina social worker was arrested after a foster child was found cuffed by the ankle to the woman’s front porch with a dead chicken hanging from around his neck.

Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper were charged with numerous offenses after a sheriff's deputy found the shivering 11-year-old boy.

Larson is a supervisor with Union County Department of Social Services.

She and Harper, who are both 57, adopted four children and were serving as foster parents to the fifth child.

Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey called the incident shocking.

Harper and Larson were charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment and cruelty to animals.

They were jailed Sunday awaiting a court appearance on Monday.

The children, ages 8 to 14, were removed from the home.

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