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2 charged after children padlocked inside SC home

Nov 9, 2010 8:31:00 PM - thestate.com
Greenville police have charged a man and a woman with unlawful neglect of a child after investigators say they locked three children in a mobile home that caught on fire.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said 31-year-old Angel Gilliland and 42-year-old Alberto Rodriquez-Carrera were arrested Tuesday.

Arrest warrants say Gilliland is the mother of a 9-year-old, 13-year-old and 16-year-old who were padlocked inside the mobile home.

Deputies say the children broke out a window to escape the fire and suffered minor injuries. All three were taken to a hospital for treatment and are in the custody of the Department of Social Services.

Firefighters had to use bolt cutters to get into the home and extinguish the fire that started near the kitchen stove.

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