Couple Accused of Locking 7-Year-Old Boy in Coffin

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM EDT

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Photo: Scranton Police Department

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 1:11 PM EDT

Police in Pennsylvania are looking for a Scranton couple after a diaper-clad 7-year-old boy told authorities he had been been locked inside a coffin and taped to a chair in the basement of a condemned home, according to The Scranton Times Tribune.

A 31-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful restraint.

According to the report, the boy also told police that he was put in the basement to be punished, and that he was told by the couple that ghosts lived there.

Read the Times Tribune story HERE.