The Taylor County parents accused of locking their 15-year-old daughter in a storage building, an outhouse and a chicken coop posted bond late Tuesday. That's according to GBI Special Agent in Charge Wayne Smith.
13WMAZ's Brittiny Barber went to the E. Old Wire Road home in Butler on Wednesday and knocked on the door. She says she could hear people talking inside and the television was on, but no one came to the door.
We also called the couple's home phone number. Diana answered and told us she was not allowed to make a comment, but that we could contact their lawyer Kevin Bradley.
Diana and Samuel Franklin were freed on $5,000 bond for each charge, Smith said.
Diana faces 12 counts of first-degree cruelty to children and four counts of false imprisonment. Her husband is charged with eight counts of first-degree cruelty to children and eight counts of false imprisonment.
Smith says when they made the arrest at the couple's East Old Wire Road home in Butler Tuesday, they saw a dog shock collar in plain sight on a table.
He says the victim alleges her parents used the shock collar to punish her in the past.
During the initial search of the home on June 4, Smith says they were unable to find the collar. On Tuesday, he says they received another search warrant to take the collar as evidence.
Agent Smith told us the Franklins are refusing to talk to investigators. He says they are only communicating through their lawyer.
We called Bradley; he could not be reached for comment.
In May, he released a statement saying the Franklins denied mistreating their daughter.
The couple has three other children, all boys. Smith says one is 17 years old, and still lives at home, and the other two are college age.