CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ind. (WXIN) -- Authorities responded to the Dubois County home of Aimee and Alan Friz in October 2017 on a report of a “juvenile that was out of control.” They interviewed the girl with assistance from the prosecutor's office.
Police received a search warrant for the home, and they found a closet area of a bedroom that was converted into a lockable cage. According to court documents, the parents withheld food, water, and sanitary facilities from her while she was locked up.
Alan was charged with 11 counts of criminal confinement, 11 counts of neglect, and four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Aimee was charged with 11 counts of criminal confinement and 11 counts of neglect. All charges were felonies.
On Friday with a plea agreement, all charges were dismissed except two counts of neglect of a dependent with the convictions changed from Level 6 felonies to Class A misdemeanors.
They were sentenced to two years of probation. The first year is to be supervised probation, and the remaining time is unsupervised probation.