Judge grants bond to Pickens County couple accused of child abuse

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A judge has granted bond to the Pickens County couple accused of holding their teenage daughter hostage.

Bond was set Wednesday at $100,000 each for Neil and Janet Farrel.

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Deputies said they would lock their daughter in her room, force her to use a bucket to relieve herself and use surveillance cameras to keep an eye on her.

The Farrels are charged with exploitation and intimidation of a disabled adult, false imprisonment, and cruelty to children.

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