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Parents Jailed For Children Wearing Shock Collars

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JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A Claiborne County man has been accused with raping and abusing his children, while his wife has been charged with failing to report the alleged abuse.

Police arrested the father Tuesday, and later charged him with two counts of rape and aggravated child abuse after his 17-year-old daughter reported abuse to a high school resource officer.

Police arrested the man's wife the day before.

The couple's five children range in age from 11 to 18-years-old.

An arrest report said the father shocked some of the children regularly with a dog shock collar he used to train hunting dogs.

The Department of Children's Services took the children, while the 18-year-old stayed with a friend.

The Claiborne County man's bond was set at $1 million. The wife's bond was set at $100,000.

The couples' scheduled court appearance will be Sept. 24.

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