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'Caged Kids' Parents Still Hoping to Get Children Back

NORWALK, OHIO (AP) -- A couple who forced some of their eleven special-needs children to sleep in cages is still hoping the family they created through adoptions can be restored.

Michael Gravelle says he and Sharen Gravelle still have an inside shot at getting the children back.  They say prosecutors built their case on a lie.  They contend that the enclosures were meant to protect unruly and destructive youngsters.

The Gravelles were sentenced in February to two years in prison.

Their chances of getting their children back are remote.  The Ohio Supreme Court recently refused to consider an appeal.

They are also out of money for their legal battle.  They say they're working part-time jobs, and they've tried without success to sell their house.

Posted by AEB

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