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Florida couple arrested in neglect of daughter

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BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A couple wanted on child abuse charges surrendered to authorities a month after their 10-year-old foster daughter was removed from their home weighing only 29 pounds.

The malnourished girl was locked in her bedroom for days at a time and fed only milk, nutritional drinks and a spoonful of food three times a day, Hernando County sheriff's investigators said Friday.

The girl's 14-year-old brother sneaked her extra food under her door two or three times a week, investigators said.

Arthur Thomas Allain Jr., 46, and Lori Allain, 47, were arrested Thursday and released after posting $20,000 bail each on abuse and neglect charges.