A mother and her boyfriend have been accused of locking up a toddler by nailing the door to his bedroom shut, according to a report.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Cindy Marie Cantu, 24, and Kyle Erwin Skinner, 23, of Marietta, Ga., were facing charges for child cruelty and contributing to the delinquency of minors.
Arrest warrants obtained by the newspaper said that the three-year-old child was surrounded by filth when he was found Monday.
Police told the Journal-Constitution that officers who went to the house had to break down the door and the boy was found with a severe rash. His diaper was soiled.
Cantu, who is pregnant, was arrested at a hospital in Marietta, the paper said, where she had gone due to injuries allegedly caused by Skinner.
Skinner faces assault charges for pushing Cantu to the ground and hitting her several times, the arrest warrant said, according to the Journal-Constitution.
"The condition of the home presented hazards such as insects, fecal matter, rotting food, soiled diapers, standing water in the shower, and general unclean conditions of the home," the warrants added.