Women kept Florida boy locked in box, police say

Wanda Cunningham, Waniecia Cummings remain jailed

Wanda Cunningham and Waniecia Cummings.
Wanda Cunningham and Waniecia Cummings.

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A 13-year-old Florida boy's grandmother and aunt beat him, locked him in a box and chained him to a couch, police said.

The Florida Times-Union reports Wanda Cunningham, 62, and Waniecia Cummings, 34, remained jailed Wednesday night on $500,000 bond each, a week after their arrests.

Orange Park police said the boy was treated in October for a severe injury to his genitals that he says he received jumping over a fence. But doctors in the Jacksonville suburb found other injuries, scars and burn marks and notified police.

The boy then told officers he had been beaten, locked in a box and room for days without food and chained to a couch.

It could not be determined late Wednesday if Cummings and Cunningham have attorneys.