Detention counselor charged for locking up grandson in kennel |

Detention counselor charged for locking up grandson in kennel

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – A detention counselor has been arrested for allegedly locking her grandson in a kennel each afternoon for the past three years while she went to work, police said.June Candelario, 61, was in custody on suspicion of second-degree kidnaping, reckless endangerment, false imprisonment and child abuse. Police arrested Candelario Thursday, shortly after receiving a report of child abuse.Police said Candelario would lock her grandson, who is now 13 years old, in the less than 4-by-3-foot kennel each day before heading to work at 4 p.m. She would open the kennel when she returned from work at 3 a.m.Candelario has been suspended with pay pending the police investigation, said Jim Shires of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Candelario’s employer.

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