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Tuesday
Mar292011

Virginia Couple Accused of Keeping Daughters Prisoner in Sealed Room

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BRISTOW, Va.) -- Neighbors of John Michael Robey and Christina Dawn Moore in Bristow, Virginia always had their suspicions that something about the couple was not quite right, but they were never prepared for what happened last Saturday night.

Police rushed to the home after one of the couple's daughters showed up at a neighbor's house to allege that she and her two younger sisters were being held as virtual prisoners in a room in their home.

Authorities said a neighbor believed the terrified girl's claims and discovered that the children, ages four, two and four months, had been locked naked in a room that was sealed shut with a five-foot-tall section of drywall nailed over the door.

The neighbor freed the other girls from the room, which was covered with urine and feces, and alerted the police.

Robey and Moore were arrested and face three counts of felony child abuse.  Their daughters have been removed from their custody.

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Wednesday
Jan262011

Ohio Mom Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(AKRON, Ohio) -- An Ohio mother's attempt to provide her daughters with a better education landed her behind bars.

Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted of lying about her residency to get her daughters into a better school district.

"It's overwhelming.  I'm exhausted," she said.  "I did this for them, so there it is.  I did this for them."

Williams-Bolar decided four years ago to send her daughters to a highly ranked school in neighboring Copley-Fairlawn School District.  But it wasn't her Akron district of residence, so her children were ineligible to attend school there, even though her father lived within the district's boundaries.

The school district accused Williams-Bolar of lying about her address, falsifying records and, when confronted, having her father file false court papers to get around the system.  Williams-Bolar said she did it to keep her children safe and that she lived part-time with her dad.

"When my home got broken into, I felt it was my duty to do something else," Williams-Bolar said.

While her children are no longer attending schools in the Copley-Fairlawn District, school officials said she was cheating because her daughters received a quality education without paying taxes to fund it.

The district hired a private investigator, who shot video showing Williams-Bolar driving her children into the district.  The school officials asked her to pay $30,000 in back tuition.  Williams-Bolar refused and was indicted and convicted of falsifying her residency records.

She was sentenced last week to 10 days in county jail and put on three years of probation.  She will also be required to perform community service, the Beacon Journal reported.

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