A 17-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were beaten, imprisoned, starved, and denied medical care by their parents, Quincy Hazel and Sabrina Golden-Hazel. Golden-Hazel “told investigators she home school[ed] the children, but police did not find any books in the home.”
The children were kept locked in a closet for days at a time with only a bucket as a bathroom. They were beaten with an extension cord. They were often so hungry they had to eat trash. They had never seen a doctor or dentist and the boy had lost most of his teeth.
The abuse came to light when the boy ran away from home in March 2015. He reported the abuse to police about a month later. The Hazels were charged with child neglect.
Date: April 19, 2015
Location: Riviera Beach, Florida