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Woman charged for placing grandson in dog kennel

BRIGHTON, Colo. – The son of a woman accused of locking a 13-year-old boy in a dog kennel nightly for three years said he is “perplexed” by the charges.”It doesn’t make sense to me,” Ralph Candelario told Denver station KCNC-TV. “It’s totally out of the range of what I would believe.”Prosecutors on Thursday filed 39 charges against June Candelario, 61, for allegedly locking her grandson in a 46-by-30-inch, by 35-inch tall dog kennel for up to 11 hours a night while she worked as a detention counselor for Jefferson County.Charges include felony second-degree kidnapping, attempt to commit child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, and 37 misdemeanor charges of child abuse.She told social workers she felt locking the 13-year-old boy was better than letting him walk the streets, according to court documents.The boy, 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 110 pounds, told authorities he had to pull his knees to his chest to fit inside. He could move only to roll to his side.Ralph Candelario said he has spoken to authorites about the boy, who is his nephew, and that he “seems to be doing OK.”Candelario remains free on $100,000 bail. During a hearing Thursday, a judge granted her 30 days to hire an attorney.


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