Three people have been charged after police found four mentally disabled adults chained in the basem

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HEADLINE : 3 charged after 4 disabled adults locked in room CAPTION: Three people have been charged after police found four mentally disabled adults chained in the basement of a Philadelphia apartment building with only a container of orange juice as nourishment. (Oct. 17) [Location - Date:Philadelphia 10/17/2011] [Source:AP] [VO:exteriors of house/police handout photos of suspects] [VOICE-OVER] TRACK#1 A DISTURING DISCOVERY WAS MADE IN THIS PHILADELPHIA HOME. FOUR MENTALLY DISABLED ADULTS WERE FOUND CHAINED IN THE BASEMENT OF THIS APARTMENT BUILDING. OFFICERS INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF SQUATTERS FOUND THE THREE MEN AND WOMAN ON SATURDAY. THE DISABLED ADULTS WERE FOUND IN A 15-BY-15 ROOM BEHIND A STEEL DOOR THAT WAS CHAINED SHUT. POLICE SAID AT LEAST ONE VICTIM WAS CHAINED TO A BOILER. OFFICIALS SAID THE AREA WAS TOO SMALL FOR AN ADULT TO STAND UP STRAIGHT... AND IT REEKED OF WASTE FROM THE BUCKETS THE ADULTS USED TO RELIEVE THEMSELVES. THREE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CASE. POLICE ARE INVSETIGATING THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS TRIO WERE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY THROUGH ACCESS TO THE VICTIMS; SOCIAL SECUIRTY OR DISABILITY CHECKS. CHARGES INCLUDING CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY AND KIDNAPPING WERE FILED AGAINST LINDA ANN WESTON, GREGORY THOMAS AND EDDIE WRIGHT ON SUNDAY. IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW THE SUSPECTS KNEW THE VICTIMS, WHO POLICE SAID HAVE THE MENTAL CAPACITY OF 10-YEAR-OLDS. THE VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WHERE THEY'RE LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION. POLICE SAID THEY WERE BROUGHT TO PHILLY 10 DAYS BEFORE THEY WERE FOUND. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/a78fe034a439de8f97121264c17181b9 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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