GBI probes shock collar on Ga. child

BUTLER, Ga. -- GBI agents seized a canine shock collar that a Taylor County couple allegedly used to punish their adopted teenage daughter.

The collar was sitting on a table in the Butler home of Diana and Samuel Franklin on Tuesday when Diana Franklin was arrested, said Wayne Smith, the special agent in charge of the GBI’s Columbus field office, told The Telegraph newspaper in Macon.

The couple was charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after allegations that they had locked the 15-year-old girl inside a chicken coop, an outhouse and a storage building for days at a time.

Smith said the collar is being tested for DNA

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