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Missoula couple accused of abusing 11-year-old child

Posted at 3:11 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 19:02:40-04

MISSOULA – A Missoula couple is facing child endangerment charges after police discovered evidence of abuse in their home.

Angela and Malcom Cobbler each face nine different criminal charges — including seven felonies — for what prosecutors describe as abuse against their adopted child.

Police responded to a report of child abuse on July 23. Prosecutors say law enforcement arrived at the couple’s Strand Avenue home and discovered an 11-year-old who was abnormally thin and had bruises all over her back.

Officers also discovered a lock on the child’s door, a bucket for a toilet in her room, a surveillance camera, and duct tape that was used as a restraint.

In their investigation, police say they learned that the child faced physical and mental abuse along with malnutrition.

The couple will next appear in court on April 5.

Reporting by Connor McCauley for MTN News