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Georgia Pastor Curtis Keith Bankston & wife, Sophia Simm Bankston has been accused of false imprisonment after eight people were found in their basement.  Griffin, Georgia Police officials say that the couple was running an unlicensed group home and holding the victims against their will. Officials also say that the Pastor and his wife were illegally seizing control of the victim’s finances.

According to reports, firefighters responded to a report of someone having a seizure at the home of Bankston and found people in a “deadbolted basement.” The residents were all “mentally or physically disabled” and the Bankston’s reportedly controlled their medications.”

Police said earlier this week that city firefighters responded on Jan. 13 to a report of a person having a seizure at the location and found people were in a deadbolted basement, with paramedics climbing through a window to reach a patient. Police say they found the residents were all mentally or physically disabled and that the Bankston’s also controlled their medications and had denied medical care to residents.

More information to come as the story develops.

Source | Daily Mail


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