An Ohio couple who authorities say returned their 9-year-old adopted son to the county after raising him since infancy have been charged with abandoning the child. Cleveland and Lisa Cox of Liberty Township, north of Cincinnati, were each indicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor count of support of dependents.
“If your 9-year-old needs help, you get him help,” Olivas told the newspaper. “It is not a question of a 9-year-old wanting it or not.”
Olivas had no additional comment Thursday.
The Coxes could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted of the first-degree misdemeanor.