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Lawyer: Teen's stepfather to plead not guilty

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DALLAS, Ga. -

A lawyer for a Georgia man accused of sending his emaciated teenage stepson to Los Angles says his client intends to plead not guilty.

Paul Comer's attorney, W. Scott Smith, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/Sgc8e5) that his client is cooperating with authorities. An Oct. 4 court hearing is set for Comer and his wife, Sheila Comer. They're charged with false imprisonment and cruelty to children.

Authorities say 18-year-old Mitch Comer told police he was forced to kneel for hours at a time by his stepfather and mother, who are accused of confining the teen in a bedroom in their Paulding County home for years before the child was sent to Los Angeles.

Renee Rockwell, a lawyer for Sheila Comer, has said her client is also pleading not guilty to the charges.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

 

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