MONROE, N.C. - A North Carolina social worker is under arrest after a foster child was found cuffed by the ankle to her front porch with a dead chicken hanging from around his neck.
Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson, both 57 years old, were arrested and charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, cruelty to animals and false imprisonment.
Their 11-year-old foster child was reportedly found shivering, handcuffed to their porch with a dead chicken around his neck.
Police removed five children, ages 8 to 14, from the home.
Larson also faces charges of willful failure to discharge her duty as a public official. She's a supervisor with the Union County Department of Social Services.
The county sheriff said none of the other foster kids appeared to have been neglected, but they will all undergo medical evaluations to determine if they were mistreated.
Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey called the incident shocking.