New charges for couple accused of keeping special needs daughter in cage


RICHMOND, Ky. (Richmond Register) — According to the Richmond Register, a couple who was arrested in June on unlawful imprisonment charges is now facing additional charges related to sex abuse.

The Register cites indictments from a Madison County grand jury, which shows new charges against Tito Felix of vulnerable victim incest, rape, and sexual abuse.

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Shannon Felix faces complicity to the same charges.

Tito and Shannon Felix were originally charged with unlawful imprisonment following a welfare check on their special needs daughter in June.

ABC 36 originally reported that the couple had locked their daughter, who suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, in a wooden cage so “they could get some sleep.”

According to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, the couple could face up to 70 years in prison if convicted.