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  • Trial pushed back for five people accused of brutall...

    Wednesday Aug 8 | via The Advocate 

    The criminal case against five people accused of brutally mistreating an autistic woman in Amite was continued in state court Wednesday, with the trial now scheduled for October. The case was continued at a pretrial hearing Wednesday in response to requests from defense attorneys, said Autumn Payton, spokeswoman for the Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney Scott Perrilloux.

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  • American Family Faces Charges for Locking up Autisti...

    Monday Jul 30 | via Al Bawaba 

    Several members of a Louisiana family are facing federal charges for keeping an autistic relative locked up in a cage and forcing her to perform abusive and humiliating acts over a 10-month period, such as living in a cage outside and eating her dead mother's ashes. U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern District of Louisiana say Raylaine Knope, 42, and her husband, Terry J. Knope II, 45, conspired to keep the victim, who was referred to as "D.P." in the indictment, as a slave to perform household and yard work between Aug. 12, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

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  • Louisiana family kept austistic woman as slave, forc...

    Sunday Jul 29 | via UPI 

    Several members of a Louisiana family are facing federal charges for keeping an autistic relative locked up in a cage and forcing her to perform abusive and humiliating acts over a 10-month period, such as living in a cage outside and eating her dead mother's ashes. U.S. Attorneys in the Eastern District of Louisiana say Raylaine Knope, 42, and her husband, Terry J. Knope II, 45, conspired to keep the victim, who was referred to as "D.P." in the indictment , as a slave to perform household and yard work between Aug. 12, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

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  • GRAPHIC: Woman with autism kept in cage, forced to e...

    Saturday Jul 28 | via KOLD-TV Tucson 

    AMITE CITY, LA - If viewing on mobile, click here . WARNING: This story contains graphic descriptions of abuse.

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  • 'Trapped in Hell': Family Accused of Keeping Autisti...

    Friday Jul 27 | via TheDailyBeast.com 

    A 22-year-old woman with disabilities was subjected to horrific abuse by five family members who threatened to kill her if she left their property, federal prosecutors said. When the mother of a Louisiana woman with autism died in 2015, relatives took the 22-year-old in.

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  • 5 charged with keeping autistic relative in cage, fo...

    Friday Jul 27 | via WSB-TV 

    Five Louisiana residents were indicted Thursday in federal court on charges they held a 22-year-old relative with autism captive in a cage and subjected her to horrific abuse -- including forcing her to eat her dead mother's ashes. Amite residents Raylaine Knope, 42, Terry J. Knope II, 45, Jody Lambert, 23, and Taylor Knope, 20, are each charged with conspiring to obtain the forced labor of the victim, identified in court records only as D.P., the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced Thursday .

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  • 5 charged with keeping autistic relative in cage, fo...

    Friday Jul 27 | via KIRO-TV Seattle 

    Five Louisiana residents were indicted Thursday in federal court on charges they held a 22-year-old relative with autism captive in a cage and subjected her to horrific abuse -- including forcing her to eat her dead mother's ashes. Amite residents Raylaine Knope, 42, Terry J. Knope II, 45, Jody Lambert, 23, and Taylor Knope, 20, are each charged with conspiring to obtain the forced labor of the victim, identified in court records only as D.P., the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced Thursday .

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  • Amite family kept autistic woman caged, forced her t...

    Thursday Jul 26 | via NOLA.com 

    Five members of an Amite family were accused in federal court Thursday of kidnapping and holding a 22-year-old autistic relative captive for roughly 10 months, padlocked in a shed and then in a makeshift backyard cage, and subjecting her to a range of humiliations and abuse that included shooting her with a BB gun, covering her with the contents of the family's septic tank and forcing her to eat her recently deceased mother's cremated remains from a cereal bowl. The family, often at the direction of 42-year-old matriarch Raylaine Knope, also withheld the victim's Social Security benefits and forced her to perform house work and yard work with no compensation and, often, in a demeaning manner.

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  • 5 charged for holding autistic Amite woman in cage, ...

    Thursday Jul 26 | via The Advocate 

    The physical and psychological abuse of an autistic woman held captive for a year in Tangipahoa Parish included forcing her to eat both dog feces and her mother's ashes, attempted sex trafficking and numerous beatings, according to charges issued Thursday against five Amite residents in federal court in New Orleans. When deputies found the 22-year-old woman, identified in the court documents only as D.P., June 30, 2016 she was malnourished, covered in insect bites and living in a 6-by-8-foot chicken-wire cage outside a Rushing Lane home in Amite.

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  • Dismembered body found in Louisiana woods identified...

    Tuesday Jul 24 | via KATC-TV Lafayette 

    UPDATE: The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed the identity of the victim in a dismemberment case. Officials say the victim has been identified as 26-year-old Michael Angelo Neufeld of Donaldsonville The Sheriff also confirms the Jeep Wrangler deputies have been searching for in connection with this same case has been recovered.

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  • Major lapse at Amite police HQ: Drugs, weapons stole...

    Tuesday Jul 24 | via The Advocate 

    This photograph was taken by the Amite Police Department following the recovery of evidence that was stolen from the department's evidence room in late May. The suspect in the burglary, Joshua Ross, a former trusty, is accused of trying to burn some of the materials, which included weapons recovered during criminal investigations. The burglary could impact dozen of pending criminal cases.

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  • 8 arrested after dismembered body found in rural La....

    Tuesday Jul 24 | via WTOC-TV Savannah 

    Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested eight people after dismembered human remains were found in a wooded area of the parish Sunday evening. The Livingston Parish Coroner's office confirmed the victim was Michael Angelo Neufeld, 26, of Donaldsonville, who was reported missing by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office on July 9. Sheriff Jason Ard also confirms the Jeep Wrangler that deputies have been searching for in connection with this same case has been recovered by the Baton Rouge Police Department.

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  • 8 arrested after dismembered body found in Livingsto...

    Tuesday Jul 24 | via WDAM-TV Hattiesburg 

    Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested eight people after dismembered human remains were found in a wooded area south of the parish Sunday evening. Investigators found evidence while serving a search warrant at a home in the 26000 block of Evelyn Drive near Denham Springs that led them to the wooded area off of Hood Road, south of Walker.

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