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Mother Allegedly Locked Adult Daughter in Shed

July 29, 2001|Times Wire Reports

A San Jose woman is accused of locking her mentally disabled adult daughter in a wooden shed up to 12 hours a day for as long as two years.

Maria Isabel Eugenio, 64, has been arrested on charges of abusing a dependent adult and false imprisonment. She told police she could not afford care for her daughter, Socorro Eugenio, 40. The mother worked at a carwash.

She is being held in jail on $50,000 bond while awaiting trial.

Deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department discovered Socorro Eugenio inside the small wooden trailer earlier this month. She was allegedly kept there six days a week without a toilet; police instead found a 5-gallon bucket.

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