Randy Swopes Again Found Unfit To Stand Trial For Locking Daughter In BasementA Waukegan man accused of keeping his 10-year-old daughter locked in the basement for months has been declared mentally unfit for trial by a court-appointed doctor.
Waukegan Man Accused Of Locking Daughter In Basement Found Fit To Stand TrialA Waukegan man accused of locking his 10-year-old daughter in the basement for several months has been declared fit to stand trial, after undergoing nearly two months of evaluation and treatment.
Waukegan Man Who Locked Daughter In Basement Unfit For TrialRandy Swopes and his wife, Katherine, are charged with child endangerment and unlawful restraint for keeping their daughter in a basement room for months. They claim they believed she was possessed by a demon.
Woman Who Locked Daughter In Basement Wants 'No Contact' Order LiftedBack in July, Katherine Swopes and her husband were arrested after police discovered their 10-year-old daughter in the basement of the family home.
Waukegan Father Who Held Daughter In Basement Asks For Reduced BondWaukegan father Randy Swopes, accused in July of locking his daughter in a basement because he believed she was possessed is still in custody, but he’s asking for a new court hearing to get his bond lowered.
Waukegan Mother Released After Holding Daughter In Basement, Father Still In CustodyIn 2006, the family was investigated for medical neglect for refusing treatment for their son based on religious reasons.