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Maryland couple charged with locking autistic twin sons in basement
Maryland couple charged with locking autistic twin sons in basement

A Rockville, Md., couple is accused of abuse after keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in their basement, according to court documents. Court records show that 57-year-old John Land and 59-year-old Janice Land were arrested and charged Friday with two counts each of vulnerable adult abuse and attempted false imprisonment. Montgomery County police went to the Lands' home Thursday to serve an unrelated search warrant, according to a court document. After noticing an “overwhelming smell of urine coming from the other room” and a room locked by a deadbolt from the outside, police discovered the enclosed space -- without furniture, working lights or a...

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