Wyoming man who kept 7-year-old in outdoor cage says he feared for child’s safety, deputies say

The Wyoming man authorities say kept a 7-year-old boy locked inside an outdoor cage — including overnights and during rainstorms — allegedly told deputies that he disliked the child but kept him in an outdoor cage to better ensure the child’s safety, The Laramie Boomerang reported.

The paper reported that the man, Alexander Smith, is set to be in court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing. Jena Harman, the boy’s mother, has already been bound over to district court. They were both charged with one count of child abuse and three counts of felonious restraint.

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