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    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3870398

    I could not believe this when I read the story. What do you think should happen to this woman?

    Storey as follows:

    Half brother wants boy with him
    He says he didn't know about the alleged abuse by their grandmother. She is accused of locking the boy in a kennel.
    By Karen Rouse and Manny Gonzales
    Denver Post Staff Writers





    Police say June Candelario, 61, locked her grandson up in a dog kennel during her work shifts. (Commerce City Police Dept.)

    Commerce City - The half brother of a 13-year-old who allegedly was locked in a dog kennel several days a week by their grandmother said he would have tried to rescue the boy if he'd known what was happening.

    "If I would have known this was going on ... I would have reported it and tried to get custody of him," said Norman Pfaffenhauser, 20, who said he hasn't seen his brother since their mother died five years ago. "I want him to come back on the ranch with me because I love him."

    June Candelario, 61, was arrested at her home in the 6700 block of Ash Street. She remained in Adams County jail Saturday on $100,000 bail on charges of child abuse, second-degree kidnapping, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment.

    For nearly four years, authorities say, the boy, who The Denver Post is not identifying, lived alone with his grandmother in a little clapboard house in Commerce City. Police said she kept him padlocked in the dog kennel four nights a week.

    "My little brother, he never did nothing bad as far as I knew, and I don't think he deserved that," said Pfaffenhauser, of Walsenburg.

    Candelario works for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, counseling inmates with emotional problems, sheriff's spokesman Jim Shires said. She has been suspended with pay pending a police investigation.

    "I've never worked a case like this before in 20 years with the department," said Commerce City police Lt. Chuck Saunier.

    Candelario kept the boy - 5-foot-4 and 110 pounds - in the kennel in his bedroom while she was at work, police said. Her work hours were 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

    The kennel is 46 inches by 30 inches by 35 inches.

    "So it was a pretty tight fit for him," Saunier said. "It looked like there was a pillow or sleeping bag in the kennel there for him, but that was pretty much it. No idea how he went to the bathroom or if he did while he was in there."

    The boy was placed under protective custody by social services.

    Following mom's wishes

    The boy was the third child of Adrian Woehlert, Candelario's daughter-in-law. Woehlert had two older children - Norman and Brandy - with ex-husband Robert Pfaffenhauser.

    Neighbors said Woehlert died in 2001 of leukemia.

    The boy's father, Marc Candelario, died in 1997 in a fall from a cliff near Walsenburg.

    Robert Pfaffenhauser said he allowed Candelario and her late husband, Leroy, to adopt the boy as Woehlert had wished.

    "The mother said if anything happened to her, she'd like (him) to go with her (in-laws)," he said.

    "I thought he would get a good education in Denver."

    June Candelario was the boy's sole guardian after her husband died in 2002.

    Robert Pfaffenhauser said that even though the boy wasn't his child, the boy and
    his mother would visit and stayed at Pfaffenhauser's ranch west of Walsenburg.
    He said the boy "was a good kid. He liked to get on the tractor with me and watch me plow."

    Family members said it was likely when Leroy Candelario died, the alleged abuse began.

    "What happened to my little brother, my grandpa would never let that happen to him," Norman Pfaffenhauser said.

    The grandmother may have had her own troubled childhood, Norman said.

    "My grandpa told me some stories about when she was small," he said.

    "She would wait for these people to take her to school in the middle of the winter, and they wouldn't invite her in," he said. "They told her to wait outside in the cold while they were eating breakfast."

    "He didn't know better"

    Norman, who hopes to come to the Denver area this week to find his brother, said he believes his brother began talking about the alleged abuse to a friend when he was old enough to realize it was wrong. "I think he started realizing when he got a little older that it wasn't right," Norman said.

    "What I think is when he was young he didn't know better."

    A school classmate overheard the boy talk about the treatment and reported it to his mom, who in turn notified authorities, police said.

    June Candelario began working with the Sheriff's Office in Golden in March 2003, counseling inmates, mainly adults with emotional problems, Shires said.

    She typically worked nights and slept a lot during the day, a neighbor said. The boy would water the lawn and the bushes and work with his grandmother on house projects, he said.

    The trauma of being locked in a dog kennel night after night could have repercussions that can be handled only through counseling, which may or may not be successful, said child advocate Adoree Blair.

    "It's pretty barbaric to be treated this way, most especially for an older child such as this," said Blair, a board member of the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center. "The counseling needed may be very tough to get through."

    Staff writers Karen Augé and David Migoya contributed to this report.
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  • #2
    Yea, I saw this on the news earlier and it is one of the sickest things I have ever heard.

    I'm just kinda wondering where was the older half-brother was years ago. Did he see the kid at all or did I miss a part in the story?

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    • #3
      From what I understand is the older brother is a half brother. He was old enough to be on his own in Walsenburg (sp.). The younger boy was to live with his Grandmother in-law after the death of his parents so he could attend school there.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 16milehigh87
        From what I understand is the older brother is a half brother. He was old enough to be on his own in Walsenburg (sp.). The younger boy was to live with his Grandmother in-law after the death of his parents so he could attend school there.
        Ah, it makes sense now, thanks!

        still disgusting though...

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        • #5
          There was a story about a family in Ohio that was keeping over a dozen foster children in cages inside of a barn pretty much at all times. The foster parents said that it was for the good of the children, saying that the children were a danger to themselves and others because of a variety of emotional problems and personality disorders. Nevermind that the family got a monthly check from the government for each kid they had in their care. Nevermind that the state would have paid for counseling/medication for the foster children.

          THAT'S the most disgusting story I've heard along these lines.

          Most disgusting thing I've ever seen? Nope. Not by a long shot. But there are some pretty freakin' disgusting pictures floating around on the net.
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          • #6
            This happens more than one thinks, actually; and this definitely isn't the worst of these kinds of cases.


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            • #7
              Geez!!That is truly dispicable! And to think this woman counsels emotionally troubled inmates....what does she think this kid is gonna have when he gets older due to what she did to him.
              Ready for the friggen season already!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Giveemlove
                Geez!!That is truly dispicable! And to think this woman counsels emotionally troubled inmates....what does she think this kid is gonna have when he gets older due to what she did to him.
                At least she's qualified for her job. She understands her charges better than most.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by WhoDeyBengals
                  At least she's qualified for her job. She understands her charges better than most.

                  And now she is one of them. Give her a taste of what he went through, though even jail has more perks than this poor kid got.
                  Ready for the friggen season already!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Giveemlove
                    And now she is one of them. Give her a taste of what he went through, though even jail has more perks than this poor kid got.
                    I bet her cell will be a heck of a lot larger than his was.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 16milehigh87
                      I bet her cell will be a heck of a lot larger than his was.

                      Exactly....with a sink and restroom. If she gets sentenced to prison, she won't last long. Especially at her age.
                      Ready for the friggen season already!

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                      • #12
                        what is wrong with people!!!

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                        • #13
                          That is horrible. The worst I've heard of recently was a couple from Newton, Ks. a year or so back who had been sexually abusing the severely handicapped for a long period of time. Judging from their pictures, the couple had to be in their 60's. They were receiving $$ from the state of Ks. to take care of the victims.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by keithbishop
                            That is horrible. The worst I've heard of recently was a couple from Newton, Ks. a year or so back who had been sexually abusing the severely handicapped for a long period of time. Judging from their pictures, the couple had to be in their 60's. They were receiving $$ from the state of Ks. to take care of the victims.
                            eeewwwwwwwwwwwwww.....



                            that is not cool...

                            i never understood how ppl could do things like that?

                            like... it really is beyond my mind to comprahend...

                            what drives ppl to do that...?

                            is it like a chemical inbalance, is it like mental dissorders... or is it like sick ass fetishes... by ppl who were dropped in the delivery room a few too times... u know.. like that "hot potato"game...


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                            • #15
                              Yea, I saw that on the news earlier. She's a nutjob.
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