Horrific: Family force 15-yr-old boy to live in a barn with farm animals and left him with nothing to eat but twigs and sticks – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
November 8, 2018

Horrific: Family force 15-yr-old boy to live in a barn with farm animals and left him with nothing to eat but twigs and sticks

A family are facing a series a neglect charges after their 15 year old son/sibling was found living in a barn with farm animals and forced to eat nothing else but twigs/sticks and leaves.

The horrific case abuse which was only stopped after a passer-by discovered the boy wandering around in the horrifying living conditions, has now led to authorities in the US to seek that the boy’s father, step mother and his two older brothers be brought up on neglect charges.

According to The Oklahoman, the teenager who was only a matter of days from starving to death, had been left in horrific and degrading conditions by his family who just lived a matter of yards away.

Police say the boy who is still recovering in hospital and facing a number of difficult surgical procedures, weighed just 80 pounds when he was found in his horrendous living environment in Lincoln, Okla.

Tyler Adkins (Image Source: Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center)

It is believed that the boy’s sickening diet has left a number of medical professionals stumped given that what he had eaten could have easily killed him.

Doctors who are treating the teenager are said to be mystified at how they can remove a number of undigested twigs and sticks from his digestive system without causing any medical complications.

Authorities also say the traumatised teenager was also shot in the leg by his father with a pellet gun, and he was forced to miss a whole two years of school.

Johnathon Plane (Image Source: Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center)

All three accused named as Jimmy Jones Sr., 34, Amy Jones, 46, Jonathan Luke Plane, 20, and Tyler Joe Adkins, 24, have since been arrested and they are currently awaiting trial for serious neglect charges.

Meanwhile authorities say they have taken a four year child who was found to be living at the property into care. They added the four year was found in relatively healthy condition.

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