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Police: Women lock boy in crate, pour syrup and kitty litter on him

Crystal Jean Hostetter and Sarah Elizabeth McClain Crystal Jean Hostetter and Sarah Elizabeth McClain
Cage boy was held in Cage boy was held in
DOUGLASVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

Two Douglas County women have been arrested after they allegedly put a 6-year-old boy in a small dog crate and poured syrup and kitty litter on him.

The child's mother, Crystal Jean Hostetter, 24, and her girlfriend, Sarah Elizabeth McClain, 30, both of Douglasville were both charged with cruelty to children.

According to Douglasville police, a neighbor of the home on Hagin Street witnessed the incident on Saturday and called the Department of Children and Family Services emergency hotline.

After not getting through to anyone, on Monday the neighbor called the child's school and school officials contacted DFACS.

According to police, Hostetter and McClain locked the boy in a small dog cage for hours, poured syrup and cat litter on his hands and feet and made him hold a brick over his head.

Douglasville Police Chief Chris Womack said the boy suffers from a condition and doesn't like sticky things.

While inside the cage, the child allegedly began screaming, "Please don't kill me."

Officials said the women claimed they were disciplining him.

Police said the home was covered in fleas from their three cats.

The couple moved to Douglasville from Pennsylvania on March 1 and police are looking into whether there have been reports in Pennsylvania of similar punishments.

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