A man and woman arrested in Oklahoma on allegations of abusing the woman's 14-year-old son have admitted to police that they repeatedly beat the boy.
In a probable cause affidavit released Wednesday, 37-year-old LaRhonda McCall told police she beat the teen numerous times on his chest, back and legs over the last three years. She told police she choked the teen and used a ruler and broom handle to beat him.
The boy told police he had been locked in various apartments in Oklahoma City over the last 4 1/2 years.
McCall's friend, 38-year-old Steve Hamilton, told police he beat the teen multiple times with a belt and wire cable and once struck him in the head with a tire jack.
He also told investigators that McCall frequently locked the boy in a closet.
McCall and Hamilton remain jailed. It is not clear if either has an attorney.
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