In "what are these people doing raising children" news, a grandfather and mother in Sand Lake, New York, have been charged with wthholding food from two of the four children in their care.
Authorities say that the boys, both only 5 years old, were found in emaciated condition.
Child protective services had alerted police to the potential abuse back in February. And now Joseph Glasser, 61, and Dana Glasser, 33, have been arraigned and are being held in jail on $25,000 bail.
Authorities said the Glassers caused "serious physical injury that created a grave risk of death" by withholding food from the two little boys over an unspecified period of time.
joseph glasserJoseph Glasser's brother told a local news station that the police's use of the word "emaciated" was "blown out of proportion." But investigator Jeffrey Ullman said, the boys were "so thin their ribs were visible." According to Ullman, the boys' father wasn't around during the abuse. (Glasser's brother alluded to the fact that there is some kind of custody dispute going on concerning the children.)
A relative is looking after the two boys, and they are also being monitored by Child Protective Services.The two other children who were living in the home (both girls) were unharmed and are being monitored by the agancy.