Man accused of holding sister captive freed from jail

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Police investigate children left alone

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 58-year-old man has been freed from jail on bond after appearing in court on charges he held his sister captive inside their Connecticut home for years.

The Connecticut Post reports that Arthur Gauvin was ordered Wednesday to wear a monitoring device and must stay 100 yards from the victim and her family. He said nothing as he left the courthouse after posting $125,000 bond.

Police say Gauvin’s 56-year-old sister was found covered in human waste last month inside their Seymour home. A lock was on the outside of her bedroom door and the room’s windows were blacked out with paint.

Police went to the house after an anonymous caller expressed concerns about the woman’s welfare. Gauvin also is charged with threatening a family member who was preparing to speak with police.

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