Ga. judge denies bond in alleged teen abuse case
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Paul Matthew Comer is seen in an undated photo provided by the Paulding, Ga. County Sheriff's Office. Investigators were planning to search the Dallas, Ga., of Paul and Sheila Comer, a Georgia couple accused of child cruelty after an emaciated 18-year-old said he was kept there in isolation for years and then dumped by bus in Los Angeles. Mitch Comer told police his stepfather gave him $200 and a list of homeless shelters before he was put on a bus to Los Angeles on this 18th birthday, police in Los Angles said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Stepfather Paul Comer and mother Sheila Comer faced charges of false imprisonment and cruelty to children, Paulding County jail records show. They were being held without bond. (AP Photo/Paulding County, Ga., Sheriff's Office)
Paul Matthew Comer is seen in an undated photo provided by the Paulding, Ga. County Sheriff's Office. Investigators were planning to search the Dallas, Ga., of Paul and Sheila Comer, a Georgia couple accused of child cruelty after an emaciated 18-year-old said he was kept there in isolation for years and then dumped by bus in Los Angeles. Mitch Comer told police his stepfather gave him $200 and a list of homeless shelters before he was put on a bus to Los Angeles on this 18th birthday, police in Los Angles said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Stepfather Paul Comer and mother Sheila Comer faced charges of false imprisonment and cruelty to children, Paulding County jail records show. They were being held without bond. (AP Photo/Paulding County, Ga., Sheriff's Office)
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Sheila Comer is seen in an undated photo provided by the Paulding, Ga. County Sheriff's Office. Investigators were planning to search the Dallas, Ga., of Paul and Sheila Comer, a Georgia couple accused of child cruelty after an emaciated 18-year-old said he was kept there in isolation for years and then dumped by bus in Los Angeles. Mitch Comer told police his stepfather gave him $200 and a list of homeless shelters before he was put on a bus to Los Angeles on this 18th birthday, police in Los Angles said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Stepfather Paul Comer and mother Sheila Comer faced charges of false imprisonment and cruelty to children, Paulding County jail records show. They were being held without bond. (AP Photo/Paulding County, Ga., Sheriff's Office)
Sheila Comer is seen in an undated photo provided by the Paulding, Ga. County Sheriff's Office. Investigators were planning to search the Dallas, Ga., of Paul and Sheila Comer, a Georgia couple accused of child cruelty after an emaciated 18-year-old said he was kept there in isolation for years and then dumped by bus in Los Angeles. Mitch Comer told police his stepfather gave him $200 and a list of homeless shelters before he was put on a bus to Los Angeles on this 18th birthday, police in Los Angles said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Stepfather Paul Comer and mother Sheila Comer faced charges of false imprisonment and cruelty to children, Paulding County jail records show. They were being held without bond. (AP Photo/Paulding County, Ga., Sheriff's Office)
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DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — A judge has denied bond for a Georgia couple accused of confining their teenage son to a bedroom for years with little food.

Paulding County court administrator Frank Baker says Judge Tonny Beavers denied bond Friday to Paul and Sheila Comer, the stepfather and mother of Mitch Comer.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that lawyers for the Comers argued the couple be granted bond and given ankle monitors. But prosecutors said the couple is a flight risk and has moved many times in the last decade.

A magistrate court judge had denied bond Oct. 4. The Comers were indicted Oct. 23.

They have been in custody since mid-September, after 18-year-old Mitch Comer was found wandering a Los Angeles bus station Sept. 11 and told police he had suffered years of abuse.

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