A Florida man who authorities mentioned compelled his adopted teen son to stay in a construction of their storage for years was discovered responsible of a number of fees Thursday.
Timothy Ferriter, of Jupiter, was discovered responsible of aggravated little one abuse, false imprisonment and little one neglect, WPTV reported.
Jurors started deliberations Thursday and shortly discovered Ferriter responsible on all three fees.
Ferriter and his spouse, Tracy Ferriter, have been arrested in February 2022 by Jupiter Police.
Based on police, the couple had abused the then 13-year-old and forcibly confined him to stay within the storage since at the least 2017.
The teenager had been residing in an 8X8-foot construction within the storage that was described by Tracy Ferriter as a small workplace, officers mentioned.
The construction had a doorknob and deadbolt that each locked from the skin, together with a light-weight swap on the outside.
Contained in the construction have been a digital camera, mattress and bucket, police mentioned.
The teenager had been allowed to attend faculty however was confined the remainder of the day within the construction, the place he was introduced meals and compelled to make use of the bucket to go to the lavatory, police mentioned.
In the course of the trial, the teenager testified concerning the circumstances he was compelled to stay in. Protection attorneys mentioned the boy’s conduct points compelled the mother and father to assemble the storage room to maintain their different youngsters protected.
Timothy Ferriter shall be sentenced subsequent month.
Tracy Ferriter is dealing with comparable fees and is being tried individually, although her trial hasn’t been set.