In what appears to be a horrible case of abuse and neglect, Georgia teen Mitch Comer was kept locked up for years at the hands of his mother and stepfather.
The sad case of Mitch Comer came to light last week when the fail 87 pound teenager arrived at a downtown Los Angeles bus station.
A security guard, Joe Gonzalez, at the Greyhound bus station, who just happens to be a retired police sergeant, noticed the teen who appeared confused so he took the time to talk to him.
What he heard from Mitch Comer was very disturbing so Gonzalez called the LAPD.
Andrew Smith, an LAPD commander told WABC that the teen said that his step father took him to a bus station in Mississippi on his 18th Birthday. His stepfather told him that he was now a man, and handed him $200 and a list of the homeless shelters and left him there. He was also told not to come back to his home.
The LAPD communicated with authorities in Paulding County, Ga where the teen is from and the Comer home was searched.
Arrest warrants were filed Sept. 12 and 13 in Georgia and allege that Stepfather Paul Comer and mother Sheila Comer, “made Mitch kneel on the floor, bend his head and place his forehead against the wall, and place his hands behind his head for long periods of time.”
More and more information is being released detailing just how abused and neglected Mitch Comer was.
He was pulled out of school when he was in 8th grade and confined to the home, locked in a room.
His own sisters did not even know the color of hair because they had not seen him in over 2 years and numerous neighbors, who had lived near the Comers for years, were surprised to lean that a boy lived in the home because they had only seen 2 girls who are the biological children of the couple.
The girls who are 11 and 12 years of age are now with the Paulding County Division of Family & Children Services.
Dick Donovan, the Paulding County District Attorney told ABC news,
My understanding is that his father confessed and said, ‘Yes, I gave him a list of shelters and $200 and send him to LA’.
Paul Comer and mother Sheila Comer face charges of 1 count of false imprisonment and six counts of cruelty to children because of the abuse inflicted on Mitch Comer.
They are currently being held without bond.