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Ga. couple who confined teenage son sentenced

DALLAS, Ga. — A mother and stepfather who confined their teenage son to a bedroom for years with little food were each sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to cruelty to children and false imprisonment charges.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, Paul and Sheila Comer each will also serve 15 years on probation. They were ordered not to have any unsupervised contact with minors and to forfeit all their assets, which will be put in a trust for their children, said Paulding County District Attorney Dick Donovan.

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