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Parents charged with abusing their three children

CENTURIA, Wis. (WEAU)--Two parents are charged with abusing their children in Polk County.

The criminal complaints show 30-year-old Shannon Draves and 36-year-old Christopher Dietrich are both charged with three counts of mental harm to a child and two counts of physical abuse of a child.

The complaints accuse Draves and Dietrich of psychologically abusing their three children, ages 11, 9 and 5, and physically abusing two of them.

One of the children told police two of them were rarely fed and were forced to stand in a corner with their hands on their heads for hours at a time. Another child said he was left in his room in his underwear with only a blanket for five days, only being let out to go to the bathroom and was only fed bread.

Draves and Dietrich are scheduled to be in court on May 6th.


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