Grandparents Kept Kid Locked in Bathroom for 6 years

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Two Dayton-area parents are officially our Shitheads of the Week after police say they kept their granddaughter locked in a bathroom for six years.

Brian Hart, 52, and Rivae Hart, 49, were the girls' legal guardians. Unfortunately. They're now charged with kidnapping and child endangerment because the little girl was barricaded in a bathroom (with a cot), whenever she wasn't in school. It was at school that the girl told a counselor about her situation. Authorities were then contacted for an investigation.

Why did the grandparents lock her up? Behavioral problems, they claim. Sure. Police say the girl is completely normal and the duo are just a pair of deranged lunatics. During chats with cops, the Harts relayed details that matched the girls story. They would occasionally let her out of the bathroom on when relatives visited, but reports pinpoint the last such vacation from the confines of the bathroom at Christmas 2007.

The Dayton Daily News reports:

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