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A baby in North Carolina was given minimal food and locked in a homemade cage 23 hours a day, investigators said.

Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office found the infant locked in the cage Wednesday while searching a house after receiving a complaint about child abuse, officials said.

The baby was immediately taken from the cage and given medical treatment.

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Haley Trantham, 23, and Vincent Lee II, 28, were arrested and charged with two counts of child abuse. Trantham was also charged with possession of marijuana.

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