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Published April 27, 2011, 01:38 PM

Minn. parents accused of chaining sons to bed

DEXTER, Minn. (AP) — A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of chaining their two sons to beds and withholding food.

DEXTER, Minn. (AP) — A southeastern Minnesota couple is accused of chaining their two sons to beds and withholding food.

Thirty-three-year-old Brian Dale Miller and 26-year-old Charity Lynn Miller of Dexter were charged in Mower (MOH'-ur) County Court on Tuesday. They each face gross misdemeanor charges of child neglect, malicious punishment of a child, false imprisonment and child endangerment.

The Austin Daily Herald reports the Millers were arrested last week and released Monday after posting bail.

According to the complaint, the Millers allegedly chained their 5- and 8-year-old sons to their beds and deprived them of food and access to the bathroom.

Court documents say the younger boy weighs less than 30 pounds. Both boys are in in protective custody.

The Millers are scheduled to enter their pleas May 12.

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