Northeast Nebraska woman charged with locking child in basement

MACY, Neb. (AP) — A northeast Nebraska woman has been arrested on charges that she locked her 10-year-old foster son in a basement storage room.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports federal prosecutors charged 34-year-old Krista Parker, of Macy, with felony child abuse and kidnapping.

According to an affidavit, officers with Omaha Nation Law Enforcement Services went to Parker’s home Sept. 15 after receiving a call about 2:20 a.m. about a boy locked in a storage room

Officers found the boy locked in a dark room with no windows or ventilation. Officers arrested Parker, who they found in an upstairs bedroom.

A criminal complaint was unsealed Friday.