Kingman couple accused of locking sons in closet as form of punishment

Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 19:36:47-04

A Kingman couple is accused of locking their sons in a closet for an extended period of time as a form of punishment.

Robert Thomas Didomizio, 36, and 38-year-old Diana Moreno Didomizio were arrested on Thursday, Aug. 24 and charged with child abuse.

The Kingman Police Department and the Department Of Child Safety launched an investigation in June after receiving reports of alleged child abuse involving an 11- and 14-year-old.

According to authorities, Robert and Diana would allegedly lock the boys in the closet — sometimes from morning until night — with only a small night light.

If the boys needed to use the restroom or wanted food or water they were instructed to pass a note under the door, officials said.

The parents were booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility and the boys were removed from their home and taken into DCS custody.