A London couple charged with keeping their nephew locked in a squalid bedroom in southeast London for up to two years will be sentenced Tuesday.
The 43-year-old man and 49-year-old woman, who can not be identified in order to protect the identity of the victim, pleaded guilty at the London courthouse back in May.
An anonymous tip lead the Children’s Aid Society and London Police to a home on Asima Drive in the city’s southeast end on May 29th, 2014.
Upon entry, they discovered the couple’s 10-year-old nephew in a filthy bedroom.
He was malnourished and officials say he was locked in the room for 18 to 24 months, surviving on a diet made up of mostly fast food.
The young boy was placed in the care of a foster home and was said to be making constant improvements.
The child’s aunt and uncle arrived in Canada from South Korea in 1997. The boy had been in the care of the couple since 2010 as his father ran into difficulty and could no longer financially support him. He made the decision to send his son to London to live with his aunt.