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Deputies: Child cuffed to porch, dead chicken around neck

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Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson (Source: WYFF) Dorian Lee Harper and Wanda Sue Larson (Source: WYFF)

MONROE, NC (WYFF) - A North Carolina social worker is under arrest after a foster child was found cuffed by the ankle to her front porch with a dead chicken hanging from around the boy's neck.   

Wanda Sue Larson and Dorian Lee Harper were arrested Friday after a sheriff's deputy found the shivering 11-year-old boy. Larson is a supervisor with Union County Department of Social Services.

The couple, both 57, adopted four children, and were serving as foster parents to the fifth child. Foster parents charged

Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey called the incident shocking. Harper and Larson are charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, false imprisonment and cruelty to animals.

They are in jail awaiting a court appearance set for today.  

The children, ages 8 to 14, have been removed from the home.

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